The Pediatric Practice Research Group (PPRG) is a well-established, regional practice-based research network founded in 1984 as a partnership of the Department of Pediatrics at Lurie Children’s and an enthusiastic group of over 50 pediatric practices.
PPRG is dedicated to understanding and promoting optimal child health and function through practice-based research in the primary care setting. Our network-based approach values excellence and innovation. Through our network of over 380 medical providers in the Chicago metropolitan area, PPRG determines best practices, delivers ongoing clinical education and evaluates outcomes relevant to our racially, ethnically and socioeconomically diverse populations.
Primary Care Practice-based Research/Center for Community Health (CCH) Seed Grant Award: TBA
Studies Involving Participating Practices
Study Full Name: Clinical management of Moderate-Severe Atopic Dermatitis (AD) in 0-2-year-olds by community-based pediatricians
Principal Investigators: Anna Fishbein, MD, Johnathan Necheles, MD
Objectives: 1) Develop a community-engaged research partnership focused on AD; 2) Engage the PPRG Leadership and Practices to better understand practice patterns related to the care and treatment of AD in 0-2-year-old; 3) Outline best practices to improve AD care by pediatricians.
Objectives: Establish a research advisory team of community-based pediatricians to guide the data collection strategies and interpretation of findings. Use electronic health record data to explore community physicians’ practice patterns in managing pediatric behavioral health & co-morbid chronic conditions. Explore current management practices & perspectives on behavioral health integration models in primary care.