Family and Community Medicine

MSC 09 5040
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: Administration (505) 272-2165 Phone: Clinic (for patients) (505) 272-1734
Fax: (505) 272-8045

Research Involving Outpatient Settings Network (RIOS Net)

RIOS Net LogoRIOS Net is a primary Care Practice-based Research Network (PBRN). A PBRN is a network of practicing primary care clinicians who participate in research related to their practices, patients and communities. 

A PBRN can:

  • Access phenomena that do not typically exist
    in other health care settings.
  • Test strategies in the real world of day to day practice.
  • Discover how people get sick and how they get well.

What PBRNs Do:

  • Study specific conditions/diagnoses/ treatments
  • Study the process of primary care
  • Study broad topic areas in primary care, e.g., preventive care
  • Study linkages between health, health care, and community

What is RIOS Net?

RIOS Net is a voluntary collaboration of clinicians serving the Southwest's low-income, medically under-served and culturally diverse communities.

RIOS Net Priorities

  • Diabetes/obesity in youth
  • Working more effectively with traditional providers
  • Family violence
  • Chronic pain
  • Hepatitis C
  • Alcohol and Drug abuse
  • Cancer prevention, including tobacco use
  • Access to care
  • Wellness

How We Do What We Do

  • Clinician surveys, interviews and focus groups
  • Biological specimen research
  • Patient and community interviews and focus groups
  • Practice, system and community based intervention trials
  • Education-based research
  • Patient Surveys

What You Get

  • Working with colleagues on stuff that matters to your patients, your community, your practice and you.
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