Table 1. Characteristics of Members of the Community Health Applied Research Network (CHARN)
CHARN Research Node CenterParticipating CHCs and Locations
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)Asian Health Services Community Health Center, Oakland, CA
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, New York, NY
Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, Waianae, HI
Waimanalo Health Center, Waimanalo, HI
University of California, Los Angeles (Academic Affiliate)
Alliance of Chicago Community Health ServicesErie Family Health Center, Inc., Chicago, IL
GLIDE Health Services, San Francisco, CA
Heartland Health Outreach, Chicago, IL
Howard Brown Health Center, Chicago, IL
Near North Community Health Center, Chicago, IL
North Country Health Care, Chicago, IL
PCC Community Wellness, Chicago, IL
Northwestern University, Chicago, IL (Academic Affiliate)
Fenway HealthChase-Brexton Health Services, Baltimore, MD
Beaufort-Jasper-Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Ridgeland, SC
Fenway Health, Boston, MA
University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Academic Affiliate)
OCHIN, Inc.OHSU Richmond Family Health Center, Portland, OR
Multnomah County Health Department, Portland, OR
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Hillsboro, OR
Open Door Community Health Center, Eureka, CA
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR (Academic Affiliate)
Data Coordinating CenterCenter for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR
CHARN active patients (n)519,636
CHARN languages (%)
CHARN race/ethnicity (%)
    Asian/Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander17.5
    American Indian/Alaska Native0.9
    No race indicated11.0
Active research projects supported by CHARN1. Evaluating the effectiveness of enabling services for improving health at community health centers nationwide
2. Electronic patient-reported outcomes (ePRO)
3. Improving colorectal cancer screening
4. Identifying high risk cardiovascular disease patients using electronic health record data
5. HIV testing in CHARN-affiliated community health centers
6. Characterizing the diabetes population in the CHARN
7. Impact of meaningful use regulations on smoking counseling in community health centers
  • * Other includes Russian, Vietnamese, Somali, Korean, Cambodian, and Arabic.

  • CHC, community Health Center; HIV, human immunodeficiency virus.