American Indian Collaborative Research Network
The UND-based American Indian Collaborative Research Network is the northern plains region's first practice-based research network (PBRN).
A PBRN is a network of clinicians and investigators dedicated to improving the health of a community by translating research findings into clinical practice. These clinicians provide the laboratory and clinics for studying broad populations of patients in community-based settings. Research conducted in practice-based research networks is grounded in clinical care and local community needs and addresses quality improvement and community interests.
Conventional PBRNs are central to:
- Advances in primary health care (e.g., use of advance directives, chronic disease self-management).
- Evolution of practice-based clinical research and identifying common health care concerns.
- Interactions between community stakeholders and academic researchers.
- Developing and implementing health information technology.
- Patient-centered care (goal-oriented vs. problem-oriented).
- Organizational improvement efforts.
|According to AICoRN director Dr. Allison Kelliher, UND's new PBRN “will be truly community-based, whether community-based clinics or participation with the American Indian/Alaska Native [AI/AN] communities. This gives AICoRN its unique niche. We’re on the cutting edge of addressing health disparities and elevating Indigenous voices. This will require partnership with as many tribal stakeholders as are interested, be they tribal, urban, or Indian Health service-based settings across our four states, in addition to collaborating internationally.”|
AICoRN Partner Institutions
- UND Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck
- UND Center for Family Medicine in Minot
- Monument Health
- Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas
- Oyate Health Center
Why you should be an AICoRN partner site
- Learn about new innovations that will improve the care you provide to your patients.
- Participate in professional development and continuing education opportunities.
- Lead quality improvement studies to implement into clinic operations and the delivery of care.
- Collaborate with network members on clinical trials and investigator-initiated studies.
- Be a part of the translation of research into practice.
- Receive funding support, grants and contracts.
- Benefit from continuous co-learning and information exchange.
Interested in becoming an AICoRN partner site? Fill out the below PDF and send to aicorn@UND.edu.
AICoRN Summit & DaCCoTA Symposium
The 2022 AICoRN Summit & DaCCoTA Symposium will be held on Aug. 4 and 5 in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Funding opportunities through AICoRN
AICoRN Community Engagement Pilot Grant
The AICoRN Community Engagement Pilot Award is intended for those projects addressing priority areas as determined by key stakeholder groups named as partners in AICoRN. Current partners include the UND Centers for Family Medicine in Bismarck and Minot, Monument Health, Oyate Health, Community Health Association of the Dakotas (CHAD), ND Department of Health, UND Department of Indigenous Health and the Great Plains Tribal Chairmens' Health Board.
These pilot awards are designed to provide seed funding to support activities related to the development of new or emerging partnerships with underserved, Tribal and rural populations or to perform pilot studies that will strengthen community-based relationships, relationship-based care and potentially produce preliminary data for future competitive grant applications.
Letter of Intent Deadline: March 15, 2022
Application Deadline: May 16, 2022
Anticipated Award Period: September 2022 – August 2025