About PROS

​A​bout PROS​​

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​About Pros:                  

  • AAP's practice-based research network
  • Established in 1986
  • > 600 unique practices have participated in at least 1 study between 2000 - 2018
  • Based at AAP headquarters in the Chicago area
  • Collaborates with researchers around the country

Our Mission:

To improve the health of children and enhance primary care practice by conducting and fostering national collaborative practice-based research.

Guiding Principles:

  • Pediatric practice is the appropriate laboratory for studying primary care issues
  • The wisdom of our practitioners is wed to scientifically sound research methods
  • Collaborate with other research groups
  • Serve as a resource to other research networks
  • Disseminate results to influence clinical policies and improve care
  • Contribute to the evidence base and study the best ways to implement that evidence
  • Ensure our projects are consistent with the mission of the AAP and further its goals and objectives

Our Core Values:

  • PROS is dedicated to:
    • Defining and advancing the best care for all children
    • Performing research that is meaningful to pediatric practitioners
    • Creating a community of caring researchers and practitioners
    • Fostering ongoing research relationships and camaraderie to advance child health research and invigorate clinicians
    • Cultivating relationships within the broader child health research community
  • PROS values the unique contributions of every member and participant
    • PROS studies emphasize and strive for: Elegance, simplicity and practicality ​

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