Office of Academic Affiliations
VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCE)
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Seven Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education
|Director: William Weppner, MD
Academic Partners: Boise State University School of Nursing, Gonzaga University School of Nursing and Human Physiology, Northwestern Nazarene University, University of Washington School of Medicine and Idaho State University School of Pharmacy
For More Information, Visit the Boise CoEPCE & Interprofessional Team Here
|Director: Megan McNamara, MD, MS
Academic Partners: Case Western Reserve Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (Social Work Program), Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Breen School of Nursing at Ursuline College
For More Information, Visit the Cleveland CoEPCE & Interprofessional Team Here
| Co-Directors: LeChauncy Woodard, MD
and Jane Anderson, APRN
Academic Partners: Baylor College of Medicine, Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing at Texas Woman's University, University of Texas School of Nursing
|Internal Medicine Program Director: Brianna Cowan, MD
Nurse Practitioner Program Director: Kristin Kopelson, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC
Pharmacy Program Director: Cleo Penamon, PharmD, BCACP
Psychiatry Program Director: Andrew Shaner, MD
Academic Partners: UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA School of Nursing, USC School of Medicine
|Co-Directors: Rebecca Shunk, MD and Anna Strewler, NP
Academic Partners: University of California at San Francisco Schools of Medicine and Nursing, Golden Gate Dietetic Internship, California State University Easy Bay School of Social Work, San Francisco State University Consumer and Family Studies (Dietetics Program), San Francisco State University School of Social Work, San Jose State University Nutritional Science Program Dietetics Program, San Jose State University School of Social Work, University of California at Berkeley, Social Welfare
For More Information, Visit the San Francisco CoEPCE & Interprofessional Team Here
|Director: Joyce Wipf, MD
Academic Partners: University of Washington Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychology and Public Health (Social Work Program)
For More Information, Visit the Seattle CoEPCE & Interprofessional Team Here
|Co-Directors: Rebecca Brienza, MD, MPH
and Faith Harrington, DNP, APRN
Academic Partners: Fairfield University School of Nursing, Quinnipiac University School of Nursing, University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Nursing, Yale University Department of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, Yale University, School of Nursing, Smith College of Social Work, Southern Connecticut State University, School of Social Work, University of Hartford School of Physical Therapy
For More Information, Visit the West Haven CoEPCE & Interprofessional Team Here
Veterans, families and caregivers are vital partners!
Trainees learn to provide outstanding team-based primary care
Interprofessional and collaborative academic and practice teams share continuous learning goals
Work influences national policies and practice
Foster transformation of clinical education by preparing graduates of health professional programs to work in and lead patient‐centered interprofessional teams that provide coordinated longitudinal care.
Develop and test innovative approaches for curricula related to core competencies of patient‐centered care. Study the impact of new educational approaches and models on health professions education to include collaboration, cultural shifts in educational priorities, and educational and workforce outcomes within and beyond VA.
Shared Decision-Making: Care is aligned with the values, preferences and cultural perspectives of the patient. Curricula focus is on communication skills necessary to promote patient’s self-efficacy.
Sustained Relationships: Care is designated to promote continuity of care; curricula focus on longitudinal learning relationships.
Interprofessional Collaboration: Care is team based, efficient and coordinated, curricula focus is on developing trustful, collaborative relationships.
Performance Improvement: Care is designed to optimize the health of populations; curricula focus on using the methodology of continuous improvement in redesigning care to achieve quality outcomes.
For information contact Laural Traylor, MSW
VHA, OAA National Program Manager at 562.826.5974