HRSA Academic Unit Grantees

Rural PREP is one of HRSA’s Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement (AU-PCTE).The overarching goal of this cooperative agreement is to establish academic units to conduct systems-level research to inform primary care training, disseminate best practices and resources, and develop a community of practice to promote and enhance primary care training in order to improve quality and access to care in underserved communities.

In July 2016, HRSA established cooperative agreements with six grantees, each of which focuses on a specific aspect of primary care education:


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Collaborative for Rural Primary care Research, Education and Practice

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University of Washington School of Medicine, and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences

National Collaborative for Education to Address the Social Determinants of Health


Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Center for a Diverse Healthcare Workforce

University of California Davis School of Medicine

National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health

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University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health

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Harvard University  Schools of Medicine  and Dental Medicine, 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, and  Stony Brook University

National Center for Medical Education, Development and Research

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Meharry Medical College