Welcome to the

Northern Alberta Primary Care Research Network (NAPCReN)



About us

The Northern Alberta Primary Care Research Network (NAPCReN) is a family physician and multidisciplinary collaboration of researchers and clinicians in primary care. We are working together to improve practice by evaluating our practices and addressing questions that arise from our clinical practice.

NAPCReN supports research relevant to the primary care setting, with a wide range of studies relating to topics such as chronic condition surveillance, management, prevention and screening.

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Dr Donna Manca (Family Physician and Research Director, Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta) is the network director and Brian Forst is the Data Manager.

Investigators come from primary care clinics in urban and rural areas including Edmonton, and Sherwood Park. The administrative centre of NAPCReN is located in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta.

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Website content

This website provides information on currently active research studies, and previous publications and presentations generated from our research network.

Family Physicians and primary care health professionals from any discipline such as nurses, pharmacists, dentists, and physicians are encouraged to join and participate in this research network, contact us for details.

Studies Recruiting Participants 

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