Table 3.

SERCN Stakeholder-Defined Research Agenda: Research Processes and Collaborative Principles

SERCN Guiding Principles for Research Processes
Project identificationVet ideas with stakeholders
Encourage ideas from all levels of the network
Project design and implementationFocus on streamlining processes instead of adding to workflow
Prioritize sustainability
RecruitmentPractice facilitation is needed to help with recruitment
Data collectionMinimize data collection burden for the health center
Data should be meaningful across stakeholders
Results reportingShould be transparent and inclusive
Prioritize dissemination to participants
Package results to be interpretable to broad audiences
Results interpretationInterpret in the spirit of transparency and inclusiveness
Goal to send for review to a broad group of stakeholders
DisseminationPotential outlets include regional meetings, local journals, webinars for clinicians, primary care association newsletters
Dissemination should be shared and claimed by as broad a group of stakeholders as possible
Leverage work as a tool to recruit broader participation in the network
SERCN Collaborative Principles for Working Together
Learn from each other and magnify successes across the region
Credit and recognize people for the work they do
Be mutually committed to collaboration
Create an environment of trust and transparency
Build a clearinghouse of best practices and scalable models
Have regular communication including a yearly in person meeting and quarterly conference call
Be informed and mindful of each other's time constraints and competing priorities
Employ a clover leaf style of communication. SERCN will trust primary care associations to select priorities and we will value bidirectional communication where the hub is not the most important or the originator of ideas.
  • FQHC, federally qualified health center; SERCN, southeast regional clinicians network.