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Center for Integrated Primary Care

The Center for Integrated Primary Care (CIPC) began in 2007 and offers online topic-focused courses, timely webinars, live workshops, and consulting. Our courses build on our experience, informed by our real-world practice and research.

The demand for this training resulted in our most popular online course, Primary Care Behavioral Health. Over time the course content has evolved to reflect the growth of integration, and we have trained many thousands of providers to adopt a more holistic view of their patients' needs both mental and physical.  

Since then, CIPC has continued to develop resources to advance integration under the leadership of Daniel Mullin, PsyD, MPH who took over as director of the Center in 2016.  We have added online courses exploring topics such as patient-centered care managementmotivational interviewing, and medical group visits.

Clinical Faculty Development Center

Clinical Faculty Development Center (CFDC) promotes excellence in learner-centered teaching and patient-centered practice by advancing the teaching and communication skills of clinicians and promoting the professional development of clinical educators.

Teaching of Tomorrow (TOT) is a nationally recognized and highly acclaimed Faculty Development Program. For over 25 years, UMass faculty from the departments of Family Medicine and Community Health, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics have trained over 1,800 clinical faculty and preceptors from across the Northeast and beyond.  TOT focuses on building and refining foundational skills for effective clinical teaching in both the inpatient and ambulatory settings.  Preceptors from any specialty and discipline will enhance their clinical teaching skills through discourse and practice.  TOT also provides valuable opportunities to network with other clinician educators. Our award-winning faculty utilize the principles of adult learning, drawing on participants’ experience and building knowledge through dialogue.  The conference provides frequent opportunities to practice and assess new skills in a safe and fun environment.

Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) developed at the University of New Mexico, is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.

The New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC)

The New England AIDS Education and Training Center (NEAETC), hosted by UMass Chan since 1988, is part of the AIDS Education and Training Center Program funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program of the Health Resources and Services Administration. NEAETC leadership within the Department includes Philip Bolduc, MD, AAHIVS (Principal Investigator) and Vanessa Carson-Sasso, MSW  (Co-Investigator). At UMass Chan, NEAETC supports the Population and Community Health Clerkship, HIV in Massachusetts for medical and nursing students, the HIV and Viral Hepatitis Fellowship at Family Health Center, and an annual Grand Rounds.

NEAETC provides education and clinical training for providers to diagnose, counsel and care for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, as well as to promote HIV prevention. The project serves 
ConnecticutMaineMassachusettsNew HampshireRhode Island, and Vermont. NEAETC offers programs in collaboration with community health centers, Ryan White affiliates, hospitals and medical centers, state and local health departments, AIDS service organizations, health professions schools, and community agencies. NEAETC trains nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, dentists, and other health care providers. NEAETC offers multiple educational opportunities including clinical consultation and skills building and offers continuing education credits for many events. NEAETC’s programs enhance competency in HIV prevention and care, improving services for people with HIV.