PCHA-UHA Research and Learning Collaborative

About the Collaborative

Introduction to the Collaborative:

The Packard Children's Health Alliance-University Healthcare Alliance (PCHA-UHA) Research and Learning Collaborative (RLC) was established to build a Northern California regional network for research and education to improve care for expectant mothers, children, and adults across the life-course.  The RLC is coordinated by the Center for Policy, Outcomes and Prevention (CPOP) and the Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR) with support from the School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children's hospital, Stanford Health Care, the Department of Medicine, and the Department of Pediatrics/Child Health Research Institute.  The PCHA-UHA RLC was established in 2016 in order to promote research collaboration between Stanford University and PCHA and UHA.


To build a Northern California regional network for research and education to  improve care for expectant mothers, children and adults. 


  • To establish a joint infrastructure for research and teaching between the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine for continuously improving the healthcare value for patients over the life course, and to engage other departments in the School of Medicine and across campus
  • To identify opportunities for enrolling patients in clinical trials and health services research, and to engage providers in quality improvement activities
  • To create a data mart for big data analytics and precision medicine. 

Packard Children's Health Alliance

The Packard Children’s Health Alliance (PCHA) is the community network associated with Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and the Stanford School of Medicine and is the only medical network in the Bay Area to focus exclusively on women and children.

University Healthcare Alliance

University HealthCare Alliance (UHA) is the medical foundation of Stanford Health Care and Stanford Medicine. UHA was born out of the aspiration for Stanford Medicine and local, leading providers to partner together to bring high-quality care to patients within surrounding communities. Together, we are committed to delivering outstanding, leading-edge care to our patients.

Collaborative Infrastructure