Community Health Applied Research Network (CHARN)

  • Principal Investigator(s): Kenneth Mayer, MD
  • Study Contact: Kenneth Mayer, MD
  • Description of Subjects: Patients receiving primary care at participating community health centers across the U.S.
  • Location (Domestic vs. International): Boston, MA; greater MA; New England
  • Enrollment Period: 2007-2014
  • Enrollment Goal: >50,000
  • Key Exclusion and Inclusion Criteria: Patients with two or more visits at a participating community health center since 2007
  • Available Biological Specimens: N/A
  • How to Request AccessEmail study contact person directly
  • Available Data Description: longitudonal data, labs, medications, demographics, diagnosis, insurance status, encounters
  • Optional Additional Comments: CHARN is a unique network of community health centers and universities that was established to conduct patient-centered outcome research among underserved populations. It represents the first time that such a large and diverse group of community health centers has come together in this context. The Fenway node includes Fenway Health, Boston MA; Chase Brexton Health Services, Baltimore MD; Beaufort Jasper Hampton Comprehensive Health Services, Ridgeland SC. CHARN is comprised for 4 nodes: Fenway Health, AAPCHO, OCHIN, and Alliance of Chicago which represent 17 CHCs across the U.S. Each node has an academic partner: University of Washington (Fenway); Oregon Health Sciences University (OCHIN); Northwestern (Alliance); and UCLA (AAPCHO). CHARN is coordinated by the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, OR.