Welcome to April, everyone. Spring is officially in full bloom here in Portland and we are excited for what’s ahead for ADVANCE.

In March, the PEP participated in a focus group to help guide the work of our Health Disparities Collaborative Research Group (CRG). CRG Project managers, Rebecca Block and William Pinnock led the activity. William writes “It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to collaborate with the PEP on the CRG! Their unique insights and thoughtful observations on health disparities reinforced to me why they are such a vital asset to ADVANCE.”

Dr. Deborah Cohen gave a wonderful Grand Rounds presentation last month: Early Findings from AHRQ’s Large D&I Initiative to Improve Cardiovascular Preventive Care in Primary Care Practices – EvidenceNOW. You can view the presentation here.

This month, we are excited to host Dr. Nathalie Huguet from the Department of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University as she presents: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act in Community Health Centers. You are welcome to join us for this exciting online event on Friday, April 13th from 12:00 – 1:00 PM PT. Please register prior to the event here.

Thank you all for your continued involvement and support of ADVANCE. We look forward to another busy month ahead and sharing more in May!