Welcome to the NC Public Health Practice-Based Research Network

The North Carolina Public Health Practice-Based Research Network (NC PBRN) is designed to stimulate and support new research based on the work of nine local health departments of the Central North Carolina Partnership for Public Health, part of a state incubator initiative that fosters regional collaboration. The network allows the health departments and their research partners to study the implementation and impact of practice innovations designed through the incubator initiative. Read more...

Completed Projects

Assessment of seasonal and novel influenza vaccines
Using NC Quick Strike funds and led by Jen Horney, PhD, with the NC Center for Public Heath Preparedness, NC PBRN conducted a community-based rapid needs assessment of seasonal and novel influenza vaccines. Read more...

Current Projects

Effects of reduced Medicaid funding for maternity outreach and postpartum services
The NC PBRN is evaluating the effects of a recent change in state policy that reduces Medicaid funding for maternity outreach and postpartum services to low-income women and their children. Read more...

PBRN researcher receives grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Marisa DominoPBRN researcher Marisa Domino, PhD, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to apply new methodological approaches from the field of comparative effectiveness research (CER) to study the impact of reduction in state funding on local public health delivery of evidence-based maternity outreach and postpartum services to low-income women and their children. Domino is an associate professor in Health Policy and Management at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

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NC PBRN Partners

  NC Public Health Association