ARRA - Community Health Applied Research Network

To provide infrastructure support for consortia of safety net* providers and academic institutions to develop the capacity to undertake community-based comparative effectiveness research (CER).

It is anticipated that by the end of the grant period, the funded consortia would be able to conduct
high quality observational and interventional studies on priority comparative effectiveness topics.

*The term "Safety-Net Provider" means a provider that by mandate or mission organizes and delivers a significant level of healthcare and other health-related services to the uninsured, Medicaid, and other vulnerable populations.

Agency - Depar