Research and Development
Research and development work at the Institute are focused on areas that have direct implications on the day-to-day practice of primary care for medically underserved patients. Adopting patient-centered strategies and promoting the implementation of evidence-based care are among the Institute's top priorities. Research is cross-disciplinary, involving medicine, dentistry, behavioral health, pharmacy, and nursing. We collaborate with a wide range of academic partners to leverage all the opportunities presented by our extensive, statewide delivery system and comprehensive data warehouse.
Currently there are dozens of research projects being conducted at the Institute focused on a range of issues in primary care including health disparities, care coordination, chronic pain, diabetes, dental care access and cancer screening. The Institute has a particular focus on projects that leverage technology to improve care delivery, including eConsultation, mHealth, and Project ECHO®, a videoconferencing intervention linking primary care providers and specialists.
The Community Health Center, Inc. Institutional Review Board, (CHC IRB)
The CHC IRB oversees all research involving human subjects that is conducted at the Community Health Center. The CHC IRB falls under the governance of CHC’s Human Protection Program.
CHC is committed to protect the rights and welfare of subjects in Human Research. CHC’s Human Research Protection Program is a comprehensive system to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of subjects in Human Research.
For further information on CHC’s IRB, please contact:
Kerry Bamrick, IRB Administrator
CHC Institutional Review Board
635 Main St, CT 06457
Tel: (860) 852-0834