The AT-PBRN Aims to:
- Address current issues in athletic training. This includes characterizing the profession of athletic training by formally describing the patients under the medical care of athletic trainers, the types of conditions and injuries athletic trainers encounter over the course of daily clinical practice, and the types of services athletic trainers provide to their patients.
- Identify interventions that are effective and cost-efficient for patient care with the primary goal of enhancing the quality of care athletic trainers provide to their patients.
- Position athletic training within the healthcare system and improve our standing as a high-quality healthcare profession amongst other healthcare professionals, within the general public, and amongst legislators and policymakers.
The Athletic Training Practice-Based Research Network (AT-PBRN) is an affiliate network of the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) and is the first and only practice-based research network in athletic training.
Launched in 2009, the AT-PBRN seeks to bring clinicians and researchers together in order to improve the quality of care provided by athletic trainers through research, education, and resource sharing. To that end, on this page, you will find information related to:
- The AT-PBRN including its mission and its team
- Our electronic medical record (ie, CORE-AT) which offers a way to comprehensively document patient care and connects clincians and researchers across the country
- Athletic training educational materials including free continuing education courses
- Infographics providing graphical summaries current best practices
- Research efforts within the AT-PBRN including grants, publications, and presentations