WWAMI region Practice and Research Network (WPRN)

Contact information

Allison M Cole


The WPRN is a network of more than 80 primary care practices across the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) region that collaborate on research.  The mission of the WPRN is to improve the health and well-being of patients in their communities, through the conduct of collaborative research that informs and enhances primary care clinical practice.   



WWAMI region Practice and Research Network (WPRN) Studies: 

  •  Integrating Behavioral Health in Primary Care 
  • Rural Expansion of Medication Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder 
  • Increasing Rural Primary Care Practices’ Capacity to Implement Evidence-based Colorectal Cancer Screening Interventions  
  • Frontier Bridges for Diabetes 
  • Six Building Blocks: A Team-Based Approach to Improving Opioid Management in Primary Care  
  • Geriatric Workforce Education Center  
  • Home based testing for influenza and COVID-19 – Seattle Flu Study  
  • Maternal-Infant Dyad-Implementation (MInD-I) 



Research Team 

Laura-Mae Baldwin 

Brooke Ike 

Ashley Johnson 

Gina Keppel  

Brenda Mollis 

Katie Osterhage 

Kari Stephens