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Partnering to advance change

Mental health and substance use disorders are major public health challenges in the US. Primary care providers are most often the first point of contact for patients, thus the critical need to enhance their capacity to provide behavioral health care.

Our partners work to advance the science of IBH training programs in primary care. They are leaders and early adopters of integrated care models and are at the front lines of evaluating and promoting evidence-based practices.

Health Federation of Philadelphia

The Health Federation of Philadelphia serves as a keystone supporting a network of Community Health Centers as well as the broader base of public and private-sector organizations that deliver health and human services to vulnerable populations.

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Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

The National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health is supported by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HRSA programs help those in need of high quality primary health care, people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women and mothers. HRSA also supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most and improvements in health care delivery.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

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Penn Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to the tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating the future leaders in the field.

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Penn Nursing Science

Penn Nursing Science's mission is to make a significant impact on health by advancing science, promoting equity, demonstrating practice excellence, and preparing leaders in the discipline of nursing.

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Center for Health Care Innovation

The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation facilitates the rapid, disciplined development, testing and implementation of new strategies to re-imagine health care delivery for dramatically better value and patient outcomes.

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Center for Public Health Initiatives

The University of Pennsylvania's Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) is a university-wide center which was founded in 2007 by the Provost’s Office. We promote interdisciplinary research, education and practice in public health. The CPHI acts as the organizational home and academic base for Penn’s multi-disciplinary, inter-school Master in Public Health (MPH) degree program, which is one of the first multi-school accredited MPH Programs in the U.S.

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Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)

STFM is an association of nearly 5,000 innovative family medicine educators. These teachers include medical school professors, preceptors, residency program faculty, residency program directors and others involved in family medicine education. Their mission is to advance family medicine to improve health through a community of teachers and scholars.

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Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

LDI and its Senior Fellows are among the pioneers in interdisciplinary health services research and have helped guide health policies at all levels of government and the private sector. More than 200 LDI Senior Fellows work to improve the health of the public through studies on the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered.

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CAFM Educational Research Alliance (CERA)

The mission of CERA is to set within family medicine a standard for medical education research that is rigorous and generalizable; to provide mentoring and education to junior researchers; to facilitate collaboration between medical education researchers; and to guide the specialty by providing leadership and vision in the arena of medical education research.

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                                                       Fellow AU-PCTE Awardees

The Academic Unit for Primary Care Training Enhancement (AU-PCTE) is a cooperative agreement between HRSA and selected units, each focusing on a specific aspect of education in primary care. We collaborate with our fellow AU-PCTE awardees to advance primary care training in a variety of categories. 

University of Washington - Training for Rural Health Practice

Rural PREP exists to improve and sustain the education of primary care providers for rural practice. We are building a scholarly community of practice through Rural PREP that is evidenced-based, community-engaged, and practice-informed, leveraging existing collaborative relationships and adding new ones. We bring together educators, researchers, and practitioners to create a platform for sharing evidence-based practices, generate new ideas for research and evaluation on rural primary care training, promote scholarly activity, and translate evidence into educational practice.

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University of California at Davis, School of Medicine - Health Workforce Diversity

The Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce (CDHW) conducts multi-institutional, multi-professional research across the educational continuum and disseminates best practices tailored to educational institutions and community partners on enhancing diversity in the healthcare workforce.

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Northwestern Medicine - Social Determinants of Health

We recently changed our name to the "National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health" (NCEAS). The NCEAS is a community of practice for people who are interested in training the health workforce about the social determinants of health. By bringing educators together to share best practices and ideas, gain new skills and learn from each other, the NCEAS seeks to stimulate and support enhanced teaching and learning about social determinants of health. In addition to our community of practice, our team of faculty, staff and students are conducting research to enhance training on the social determinants of health and its impact on learners and patient populations. 

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Harvard University - Oral Health Integration in Primary Care

The Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH) serves as a national resource for systems-level research on oral health integration into primary care training with special emphasis on training enhancements that will train primary care providers to deliver high quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care that promotes oral health, addresses oral health disparities and meets the unique needs of all communities

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Meharry Medical College - Training for the Needs of Vulnerable Populations

Meharry Medical College's new center is an academic unit housed in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Meharry Medical College through a cooperative agreement with HRSA to evaluate the evidence-base for primary care interventions targeting vulnerable populations to transform primary care training in medical education and clinical practice in Tennessee and within the United States. The goal of the center is to transform primary care training and clinical practice in the United States through curriculum transformation in primary care.

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