Workforce Development

Primary Care Training and Enhancement Program

The Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care is launching a new program, funded through HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce "Primary Care Training and Enhancement Program", that will be co-sponsored by the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care and the Kraft Center for Community Health Leadership.

The Advancing Teams in Community Health program is a 10-month professional development program focused on strengthening teams, leadership and improvement capacity at Community Health Centers in Massachusetts. This program includes three one-day, face-to-face workshops, a series of monthly webinars, and customized team practice coaching. The Advancing Teams Program will kick-off in mid-September 2016 and conclude in June 2017.

Each participating CHC will select an improvement project to work on with their team during the 10-month period that will provide an opportunity to test new strategies and techniques while also achieving measurable results in the clinic. This project should be aligned with the CHC's strategic priorities, and should focus on one of these three areas:

  • Behavioral health integration
  • Oral health integration
  • Use of community health workers to improve care for patients with complex medical and social needs

While the Center for Primary Care strongly recommends selecting from one of the projects listed above, other improvement project ideas may be proposed if preferred.

Participating CHCs will receive a $20,000 stipend to help cover the time for provider and staff participation in this program.

Please see the attached one-page program overview.

A Primary Care Training and Enhancement Program informational webinar will be held:

To apply to participate in the Advancing Teams Program, please complete the short application. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, August 31.

For more information on the League's Advancing Teams Program, contact Ceara O'Sullivan, Harvard Medical School or call Ceara at 617-432-5124.


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