Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) is defined as practitioners devoted principally to the care of patients and also affiliated with each other for the purpose of revealing the phenomena of clinical practice occurring in their communities.
The ICPA PBRN is comprised of chiropractors conducting clinical and observational research relevant to the practice of family chiropractic and the development of evidence-based family practice models. Started in 2009 from funding generated by ICPA members and PBRN participants, the ICPA PBRN was established to address the safety and effectiveness concerns in pediatric chiropractic. Today, ICPA Members share in producing and sustaining the largest Practice-Based Research Network in the profession.
The ICPA is an affiliate member of the National Institute of Health's Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality PBRN.
The mission of the ICPA PBRN is to improve the health of children and pregnant women and enhance chiropractic family care. We can achieve this by addressing questions pertinent to the practice of family chiropractic and providing clinically relevant, evidence-based research.
The ICPA PBRN is a community effort. Together we are establishing the evidence to validate the chiropractic family lifestyle by conducting research that is directly reflective of issues of importance in a primary health care setting.
The ICPA PBRN allows for questions unique to the chiropractic profession to be addressed.
As a participant in the ICPA PBRN, your input will guide the development of evidence-based practice for family chiropractic and will influence the future direction of our profession. Most importantly you will be part of a network of and by family chiropractors designed to research family chiropractic clinical issues at a fundamental level.
As an ICPA PBRN participant, you will:
The coordination and success of this project is dependent on your participation, and the funds to effectively run the PBRN. Therefore, we encourage you to participate in the ICPA PBRN now.