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The PPRG is a well-established regional practice-based research network founded in 1984 as a partnership of the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Memorial Hospital (CMH) in Chicago and an enthusiastic group of 20 pediatric practices. It now includes over 70 Chicago-area community practices and health centers with leadership and operational support located at CMH.

Our Mission: The Pediatric Practice Research Group is dedicated to understanding and promoting optimal child health and function through practice-based research in the primary care setting. We value excellence and innovation in research through a network-based approach; gathering and sharing information from diverse practices in the Chicago area. Our goal is to utilize this cooperative research effort in order to improve and refine child health care through determining best practices, delivering ongoing clinical education to providers, and evaluating the outcomes of our efforts. 

Research Themes 
For information on the types of projects we have developed please click here

PPRG Members
To learn about PPRG participation please click here

PPRG Leaders
For a brief description of the PPRG core group please click here

For a listing of the literature that has resulted from the PPRG collaboration please click here

Current Projects
For a description of the research we are currently conducting please click here

Clinical care tools and educational materials for parents regarding obesity, tobacco, lead, and general primary care are available here

Click here to read the most recent PPRG newsletters. 



 Click here for a listing of all the collaborators we wish to thank.