Pediatric Research in Office Settings (PROS), founded in 1986, is the practice-based research network of the AAP. Its mission is to improve the health of children and enhance primary care practice by conducting and fostering national collaborative practice-based research.
Primary Care Research Network
- Practice-based research network of the AAP
- Established in 1986
- > 400 unique practices have participated in at least 1 study since 2010
- Based at AAP headquarters in the Chicago area
- Collaborates with researchers around the country
To improve the health of children and enhance primary care practice by conducting and fostering national collaborative practice-based research.
- Pediatric practice is the appropriate laboratory for studying primary care issues
- The wisdom of our member pediatricians 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 pediatricians
- Creating a community of caring researchers and pediatricians
- Fostering ongoing research relationships and camaraderie to advance child health research and invigorate pediatricians
- 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
The Comparative Effectiveness Research through Collaborative Electronic Reporting (CER2) consortium:
Capable of supporting research on a wide range of topics.
> 2 million children
222 practice sites
PROS studies advance the knowledge on which pediatric primary care is based. This list comprises our active study topics.
A study to identify strategies for using telemedicine in primary care in ways that improve child health and health equity.
Improving HPV Vaccination Delivery in Pediatric Primary Care: The STOP-HPV Trial
Implementing an Intervention to Address Social Determinants of Health in Pediatric Practice
Reducing adolescent drinking
Adolescent Substance use Prevention Intervention Research study
American Academy of Pediatrics