LA Net

LA Net is a community-based (501c3) Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) focused on health disparities reduction.  LA Net was established in 2002 with funding from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and is governed by a board of physicians, nurses and other health care.

LA Net consists of 23 active Community Health Centers in Los Angeles County that includes 116 unique practice sites and delivers more than 1 million patient visits each year. Our partner clinics are located throughout Los Angeles County (which spans 4,060 square miles) as well as Orange County. Our clinics serve primarily MediCal and uninsured patients in the Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The majority of our patients are ethnic minorities: 70 percent are Hispanic, 10 percent are African American, 5 percent are Asian and Pacific Islanders, and 15 percent are other.

LA Net provides training, technical assistance, and staff support to its partner clinics to aid them in conducting said patient-centered research in their practice and with their patients. LA Net also provides quality improvement and health information technology (HIT) implementation support to its members through a team of primary care practice coaches. 

LA Net and its members have led or participated in more than 20 federal- and foundation-funded studies over the past 10 years including:

Currently, LA Net is participating in a federally-funded study of a practice facilitation and local learning collaborative to improve the management of chronic kidney disease in primary care. In specific, Project ECHO is a demonstration of a web-based specialty care access intervention in partnership with the managed Medicaid health plan for Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Department of Heath Services.  LA Net is also working with Mathematica to coordinate a national learning collaborative on practice facilitation, whom just completed a manual on starting/running facilitation programs for AHRQ.

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