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Academic PACT (Patient Aligned Care Team)

Academic PACT Whitepaper
Stakeholders at all levels inside and outside of the VHA must understand and address the unique challenges of Academic PACT implementation. With this goal in mind and after careful study, the Academic PACT Work Group proposed a blueprint for primary care redesign that emphasizes and enhances both training and clinical missions within the new PACT model.

The VA Whitepaper "Academic PACT: A blueprint for primary care redesign in academic practice settings" was distributed on October 15, 2013 for use in all Veterans Health Administration primary care settings.

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The authors wish to acknowledge their enhanced understanding of the academic primary care challenge from contributions made by the early experiences of the Centers of Excellence for Primary Care Education (CoEPCE), involving VA medical centers and their academic affiliates in Boise, Idaho; Cleveland, Ohio; San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington and West Haven, Connecticut as well as the Office of Academic Affiliations CoEPCE Coordinating Center Field Office based in Long Beach, California.

Primary CoEPCE Staff involved include:
Laura A. Angelo, MS, ANP-BC (Seattle)
Judith Bowen, MD (Coordinating Center)
Rebecca Brienza, MD, MPH (West Haven)
Kameka Brown, MS, MBA, PhD, FNP (Seattle)
Malcolm Cox, MD (DC)
Mary Dolansky, RN, PhD (Cleveland)
Jill Edwards, APRN, BC, NPI (West Haven)
Stuart C. Gilman, MD, MPH (Coordinating Center)
Susan L. Janson, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, CNS, FAAN (San Francisco)
Terry Keene, DNP, FNP-BC, ARNP (San Francisco)
Deborah Ludke, MHA (Coordinating Center)
Melanie Nash, MSN, FNP, NP-C (Boise)
Kathryn Rugen, PhD, FNP-BC (Chicago)
Rebecca Shunk, MD (San Francisco)
Mimi Singh, MD, MS (Cleveland)
C. Scott Smith, MD (Boise)
Laural Traylor, MSW (Coordinating Center)
Kimberly Uhl, MBA (Coordinating Center)
Sharon A. Watts, DNP, FNP-BC, CDE (Cleveland)
Joyce Wipf, MD (Seattle)
Susan A. Zapatka, MSN, ANP-BC (West Haven)


Contact Information:

Laural Traylor, MSW 562.826.5974
National Program Manager
US Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Academic Affiliations
Academic PACT
Centers of Excellence Primary Care Education (CoEPCE)
Long Beach, California Field Office