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