Massachusetts Practice Based Research NetworkPBRN


A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded collaboration between BUSPH, the Regionalization Working Group, the Institute for Community Health and local public health officials. The purpose of practice-based research networks is to increase the development and translation of research findings that inform improvements in public health systems and health outcomes.


Click on the links below to see some of the presentations from the Massachusetts Practice Based Research Network:

From the 2014 Keeneland Conference – April 7-10, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. Theme: Building the Evidence-Base for Public Health Practice & Policy

Impact of a District Incentive Grant Program on Regional Cross-Jurisdictional Public Health Services in Massachusetts

A participatory approach to planning for regional public health services in Massachusetts

Retail food safety standards for local public health inspectional services in Massachusetts

What impacts capacity to perform essential services

 Additionally, you can read the following articles (copyright prohibits us from hosting directly):

Hyde, J,  Arsenault, L, Waggett, J, Mills, B, Cox, H, Macvarish, K, and Fried, L.  (2012) Structural and organizational characteristics associated with performance of essential public health services in small jurisdictions: Findings from a statewide study in Massachusetts.  Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.  18(6):585-594

Hyde, J, Cox H, MacVarish K, Wilkinson G. (2012) Massachusetts Public Health Practice-Based Research Network: Generating evidence to improve the equitable delivery of public health services across the Commonwealth.  Leadership in Public Health. Winter.

To visit the National PBRN site