• Community Physician's Network 

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  • CPN is an academic community partnership between Morehouse School of Medicine and affiliated physicians in the community whose practice include at least 30% minority patients. Membership is open to physicians of all specialties.

    Goal: Bi-Directional practice based solutions to eliminating healthcare disparities

    CPN Tools:

    • Disease-specific registries for quality improvement in hypertension and diabetes
    • Deliver Targeted Educational Workshops and Expert Roundtables
    • Facilitate Adoption and Implementation of Personal Health Records.
    • Encourage small and medium size practices in adoption of Electronic Medical Record ( EMR)
    • Assist physicians qualify for the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program (DPRP).
    • Clinical Trials Training and Certification of physicians
    • Participate in Research Workshops organized by Community Engagement and Research Program(CERP). The Community Engagement and Research Program is a component of the Atlanta Clinical Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), a consortium of Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Tech.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    • How do I join? Click Here for CPN Registration
    • Visit Morehouse School of Medicine website at
      • click on Quick links - Community Physicians Network
      • click on Practice Demographics
      • complete form
      • click submit
    • Call: Carla Porter - (404) 756-8452

    Membership responsibilities:

    • Complete Business Associate Agreement with Morehouse School of Medicine
    • Participate in Quality Improvement (QI) Initiatives
    • Participate in Continuing Medical Education Activities
    • Participate in MSM sponsored clinical research

    Benefits of Membership:

    • Membership benefit of Georgia State Medical Association(GSMA) and Atlanta Medical Association(AMA)
    • Membership benefit of the MSM National Alumni Network
    • Continued Medical Education (CME)
    • Training and participation in clinical trials
    • Patient centered health and wellness initiatives
    • Support Adoption of Electronic Health Records
    • Quality reporting for improved reimbursement

    MSM faculty and Staff:

    • Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH; Director and PI
    • Priscilla Igho-Pemu, MD, MS;  PI Hypertension Registry
    • Ader Quarshie, MBBS, MS; Director, Biomedical Informatics
    • Robert Mayberry, PhD, MPH; Associate Director, Clinical Research and Community Engagement
    • Priscilla Johnson, MSN; Assistant Director, Clinical and Administrative Affairs
    • Folake Ojutalayo, MBBS; Research Coordinator
    • Debra Teague, Program Manger
    • Carla Porter, Office Asst. II

    Advisory Board:

    • Paul Douglass, MD; FACC; (Co-Chair)
    • M. J. Collier, Jr., MD, FAAFP; (Co-Chair)
    • W. Steen James, MD, FAA; (Co-Chair)
    • Reverend Darrell Elligan (President, Concerned Black Clergy)
    • Titus Duncan, MD Janelle Foote, MD
    • Winston H. Gandy, Jr. MD
    • Warren Hutchingson, MD
    • Lonnie Jenkins, MD
    • Arlene Lewis, MD
    • Kenneth Barnwell, MD

    CPN Accomplishments:

    • 150 CPN practices and over 300,000 patient visits in metro Atlanta, Macon and Columbus participate in cardiovascular and diabetes quality improvement
    • Over 3000 patients in CPN Hypertension Registry for Quality Improvement
    • CPN doctors are certified in diabetes care
    • 22 CPN practices with EMR or actively considering EMR and data repository
    • 100 patients from CPN practices received tools for self care/prevention through the Hearts of Humanity Program
    • 110 CPN physicians and clinical coordinators trained in GCP clinical trials Awards
    • Medtronic Foundation; National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities; Proclamation State of GA for Georgia Diabetes and Obesity Initiative; Exemplary Leadership Award (CHT)