Morehouse School of Medicine Trained Health Disparities Clinical Scholars to Help Health Centers in Federal Health Disparities Collaborative Program

Preventing and treating chronic disease in safety net populations through a faculty development program

The National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine recruited and trained scholars to serve as teachers and advisers for health centers in the federal Health Disparities Collaboratives program between April 2002 and June 2005.

The Health Disparities Collaboratives program of the federal Bureau of Primary Health Care in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is aimed at eliminating health disparities and improving health care provided to patients with chronic illnesses at community and other public health centers.

Key Results:

  • The project recruited and trained 18 Health Disparities Clinical Scholars.
  • Some 14 of the 18 scholars supported health centers through presentations and other efforts after the training.
  • The project director pilot tested a curriculum to train clinical leaders at health centers in developing quality improvement plans and in managing change.

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