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Fellow Academic Units

The National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health is one of six Academic Units for Primary Care Training Enhancement.

The Academic Unit for Primary Care Training Enhancement (AU-PCTE) is a cooperative agreement between the Health Resources and Services Administration 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 multiple disciplines.


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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