Amanda Campbell, is the Director for the MidWest Clinicians’ Network, Inc. (MWCN). MWCN is a nonprofit corporation consisting of ten states in the Midwest. MWCN provides networking and resources to clinicians and quality coordinators at community health centers. The research component of the MWCN began more than twelve years ago in an effort to improve the care provided in federally funded health centers through quality research efforts. As a result of an MWCN survey, the first research project focused on the care provided to patients with diabetes. Collaboration with the University of Chicago and support from the Bureau of Primary Health Care and the Midwest Clinicians’ Network enabled researchers to better understand the state of the care provided to these particular patients and to learn the perceived barriers to giving optimum care. These initial findings helped to establish the Bureau supported Diabetes Collaborative and provided information to the federally funded health centers to allow them to implement strategies to improve care.
Prior to working with the MWCN, Amanda was an Information Systems Specialist for the Midwest Cluster with the Health Disparities Collaboratives. She has experience supporting community health center teams with their registries, monthly reports and other computer related training as well as use of the learning model. Prior to joining Michigan Primary Care Association, Amanda worked as a Business Analyst for American Management Systems, a business and information technology consulting firm, and as a Training Specialist with Professional Technical Development.