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MCPHS Partners with Harvard University School of Medicine to Support Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH)

May 05, 2017

  • At Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), we know that the best way to improve healthcare is through integrated care. We are committed to supporting interprofessional education to ensure that specialists are prepared with the knowledge they will need to provide the very best patient care.

    As part of this commitment, MCPHS has partnered with other leading healthcare and educational institutions in Massachusetts to support the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH).

    The CIPCOH serves as a national resource for systems-level research on oral health integration into primary care training. The Center places 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.

    The CIPCOH was established in July 2016 through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration as one of six national centers supported by the Academic Units for Primary Care Training Enhancement (AU-PCTE) program.

    CIPCOH is a joint endeavor of Harvard University Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine (HMS/HSDM), the HMS Center for Primary Care (CPC), and the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (UMMFMCH), in partnership with MCPHS University (formerly the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), and State University of New York at Stony Brook.