by FCER | 1/7/2008 3:30:49 PM
Citing the “great work” for the chiropractic profession by the Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research (FCER), a state association council that wishes to remain anonymous has given FCER a $20,000 donation. The unrestricted donation may be used for FCER’s major new initiatives such as the continuing development of the DCConsultSM Evidence-Based Resource Center (EB-RC) and the State of Research program, both announced in 2007.
“FCER is very grateful for this impressive donation, especially since it came from a state association council with a relatively small membership,” Charles R. Herring, DC, FCER President, said. “For a state association council to make this large of a donation to FCER highlights the perceived trust that chiropractic organizations have in the value of FCER’s programs and importance of these initiatives to the future of the profession,” he added.
FCER’s EB-RC includes an online resource center that the day-to-day practitioner can access for patient care information, discussion on the latest research and how it translates into practice, a pathway to more detailed research articles and commentaries and active links to other databases that have a related theme such as in the areas of nutrition, herbs, exercise and fitness and so on. The site will be available during the first quarter 2008.
The State of Research initiative involves FCER working with state association research committees to identify needed state-specific research, especially for reimbursement, and assisting practitioners in utilizing research in daily patient care. To date, 22 states have appointed research committees as part of this program.
FCER is the chiropractic profession’s oldest not-for-profit foundation, serving the profession since 1944. Based in Norwalk, Iowa, FCER has as its mission to “Translate Research into Practice” by granting funds for research and in producing practitioner and patient education materials including teleconferences, CDs, books and pamphlets. FCER is developing the DCConsult web site as part of its Evidence-Based Resource Center, an online source for customized clinical and patient education information.