Eastern Carolina Association for Research & Education
E-CARE is affiliated with the research programs of Department of Family
Medicine, East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine. The
network is managed by a coordinator and directed by advisory staff
including clinicians from primary care departments at East Carolina University.
E-CARE is a network of practicing clinicians in eastern North Carolina that is
formed to ask and answer clinical and organizational questions central to primary
health care. E-CARE is a Primary Care Practiced-Based Research Network as defined
by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). http://www.ahrq.gov/research/pbrn/pbrnfact.htm
E-CARE involves eastern North
Carolina community-based clinicians and their staffs in activities designed to
understand and improve primary care. E-CARE strives to link relevant clinical
questions with research methods in community settings to produce valid scientific
information. Relevant questions are identified by both community-based clinicians
and E-CARE coordinators.
E-CARE welcomes the participation of all health service
practitioners in eastern North Carolina. E-CARE also welcomes practicing
clinicians outside of eastern North Carolina to
join the network. The goals of certain E-CARE projects may be of a scope that
address questions broader than those of eastern North Carolina clinicians.