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Participate in Practice-Based Research with a Focus on Wellness

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SOURCE:   ChiroACCESS ~ January 21, 2011

Dr. Cheryl Hawk [*] invites all DCs to participate in a new practice-based research program:
ICON — The Integrated Chiropractic Outcomes Network.

It is open to any licensed chiropractic practitioner, and eventually we hope to include other professions as well. ICON will focus on prevention and health promotion, and I hope we may be able, at some point, to gather data on chiropractic maintenance/wellness care.

The U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) defines a Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN) as a group of clinicians and practices working together in ambulatory care to answer community-based health care questions and translate research findings into practice.

PBRNs address research questions that require a real-world setting to be answered. Ambulatory care settings, partnering with academic institutions, form the “laboratory” in which these research questions are pursued.

Attached is a letter of invitation with more information, and an interest form. If you would like to participate, please complete and return the interest form to Cheryl at

If you know other doctors who might be interested, please let me know, or forward this information to them.

Please download these 2 important documents:

1.   The Invitation to ICON: Integrated Chiropractic Outcomes Network

2.   Your Application for Participation

Read ChiroACCESS’ Full Announcement

* Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD, CHES, program director — Logan College of Chiropractic

About the Author:

I was introduced to Chiro.Org in early 1996, where my friend Joe Garolis helped me learn HTML, the "mark-up language" for websites. We have been fortunate that journals like JMPT have given us permission to reproduce some early important articles in Full-Text format. Maintaining the Org website has been, and remains, my favorite hobby.


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  2. Frank January 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    As a side note, I participated with several PBR programs Dr. Hawk designed while she was at Palmer College, and have the utmost respect and appreciation of her efforts to support chiropractic research.

    Please strongly consider participating…it’s minimal effort in your office, and it will lead to publications that will show the power of chiropractic.

  3. Richard Brouse, DC January 25, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I am interested in this effort. Count me in if Shaklee is mentioned.

    • Frank January 25, 2011 at 7:41 pm

      Hi Richard

      The PBR program is purely focused on chiropractic. There are no restrictions on us using nutrition, acupuncture or other forms of patient care, but the first phase of the PBR is solely focused on chiropractic. As they move into wellness assessment, those other modalities will be factored into the equation.

  4. Maine Chiropractor January 27, 2011 at 9:45 am

    This is a tremendous opportunity to further our professions knowledge base. Count me in!

  5. Jeanne Ohm, DC January 27, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Wow–the ICPA is also doing a family wellness based Practiced Based Research Network on kids! Here is where you can read about it and participate


    Thanks Jeanne.

    I thought that was only open to graduates of your program. Send me press releases for this stuff and I’ll post it.

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