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GROUP PURPOSE:  To grow interest and enthusiasm among CFHA members regarding research and to create opportunities for CFHA members to actively participate in research and program evaluation related to collaborative, integrated care.  The work of the committee will focus on means to provide education and information that will assist members to:  understand and/or use data; effectively evaluate research and outcome data; and understand approaches for evaluating and improving programs.

Research in this context refers broadly to a variety of forms of systematic inquiry including formal scientific research, social research, and economic research, as well as program evaluation, quality improvement and performance improvement.

CO-CHAIRS:  Jodi Polaha PhD And Christina Studts PhD

SECRETARY: Robyn Shepardson PhD

 Committee Meetings open to all.  Voting members must be CFHA members.

MEETING TIME: First Thursday of each month 1:00 p.m. ET


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Families, Systems & Health - Special Issue:  Strategies for Evaluating Integrated Care in the Real World. Deadline: July 1, 2016.  Learn more here.


  • Increase presence of high quality collaborative care/integrated primary care research at the CFHA annual conference
  • Create opportunities for members to learn how to conduct collaborative care/integrated primary care research
  • Conduct surveys / assessments to establish members’ and potential members’ wants/needs as they relate to research, and work to match our committee’s efforts with said wants/needs
  • Develop a method of communicating with members about research via the CFHA social media outlets
  • Create opportunities for CFHA members to actively participate in research
  • Facilitate formal mentoring for student members/new professionals who desire to learn more and conduct collaborative care/integrative research.


Click here for a complete copy of the Research and Evaluation Committee Charter.

Click here for more information about the Research and Evaluation Committee leadership and participants.

Meeting Minutes:

March 2015
April 2015
May 2015 
June 2015
August 2015
September 2015
November 2015
December 2015
January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016
June 2016
July 2016
September 2016
October 2016
November 2016
December 2016
January 2017

Research and Evaluation Committee Board Report 2016

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