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Title of Collaborative Activity:

Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)

Description of Collaborative Activity:

PECARN, the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network, is the first federally-funded pediatric emergency medicine research network in the U.S. PECARN conducts high-priority, multi-institutional research on the prevention and management of acute illnesses and injuries in children and youth of all ages. PECARN is supported by cooperative agreements between seven academic medical centers and the Health Resources Services Administration / Maternal and Child Health Bureau / Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (HRSA / MCHB / EMSC). The PECARN network consists of a data coordinating center; six Research Node Centers (RNCs); an Emergency Medical Services Demonstration node (funded in 2013); and 18 Hospital Emergency Department Affiliates (HEDAs). PECARN sites represent academic, community, urban, general, and children's hospitals. Studies carried out by PECARN are funded through independent research grants. PECARN studies have been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other divisions of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as well as private foundations, hospitals, and universities.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Research Initiative

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