Academic Units

The National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health at Mayo Clinic collaborates with five other Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement to advance health equity through the use of integrated behavioral health models. These academic units include:

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. Emphasis is on enhancements to training that will teach 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.

Meharry Medical College — Training for the needs of vulnerable populations

Meharry Medical College's new National Center for Medical Education Development and Research (NCMEDR) is an academic unit housed in the college's Department of Family and Community Medicine through a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration. The NCMEDR evaluates the evidence base for primary care interventions targeting vulnerable populations with the goal of transforming primary care training in medical education and clinical practice in Tennessee and the United States.

Northwestern Medicine — Social determinants of health

Northwestern Medicine's National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health (NCEAS) is a community of practice for people who are interested in training the health care workforce about 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 building its community of practice, the NCEAS' team of faculty, staff and students is conducting research to improve training on social determinants of health and their impact on learners and patient populations.

University of California, Davis School of Medicine — Health care workforce diversity

UC Davis' Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce (CDHW) conducts multi-institutional, multiprofessional research across the educational continuum and disseminates best practices tailored to educational institutions and community partners for enhancing diversity in the health care workforce.

University of Washington — Training for rural health practice

The University of Washington leads the Rural Primary Care, Research, Education and Practice (PREP) collaborative, which exists to improve and sustain the education of primary care providers for rural practice. Rural PREP is building a scholarly community of practice that is evidenced-based, community-engaged and practice-informed, leveraging existing collaborative relationships and adding new ones. It brings 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
  • Translate evidence into educational practice