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Dartmouth Primary Care Cooperative Research Network (Dartmouth COOP)

Director of Research: Maureen Boardman, MD
Research Project Manager: Peter DiMilia, MPH

The Dartmouth NNE COOP is sponsored by the Department of Community & Family Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the University of Vermont, and Maine Medical Center. As a voluntary, cooperative network of independent clinicians (community-based), The COOP has helped develop and refine a model for rapidly assessing and improving care. COOP members collaborate with academic researchers to improve the outcomes focus of care and develop methods that work in busy community-practice settings. The COOP demonstrates how to integrate measurement of patient values, clinical improvement strategies, and research objectives into day-to-day health care delivery.

The goals of the Dartmouth COOP Project are to: