Strategic Initiatives

NCPC’s Strategic Initiatives produce evidence for primary care improvement developed through the Center’s research and practice. These Initiatives provide pathways for implementation and further evaluation.

National COVID Recovery Network (NCRN)
NCPC was the sole awardee of the $40 million National Infrastructure for Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 within Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities (NIMIC) Initiative grant, a three-year co-operative agreement between MSM and the Human and Health Services Office of Minority Health. Mobilizing quickly, The NCRN initiative created a multi-cultural, multi-lingual network of community-based organizations to address the impact of COVID in their communities.

To assist community-based organizations and residents in accessing culturally and linguistically relevant COVID-19 information and resources and other health and social needs, NCRN created a technology based community engagement platform connecting communities across states, tribes and territories to health and social service resources and information. This hub is a diverse, multicultural, multilingual tool that employs a community engagement platform for disseminating actional health information nationwide.

Global Health Initiatives
As part of the Historic Black Colleges and Universities Global Health Consortium, NCPC contributes to the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS through training Zambian healthcare workers in high-burden clinical settings. NCPC leads the implementation of gold-standard telemedicine in Zambia and Malawi.

Network for Community-Engaged Promary Care Research (NCPCR)

Morehouse School of Medicine is now part of the Network for Community-Engaged Primary Care Research (NCPCR) which will support the Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities. This network includes a diverse ecosystem of partners and trusted leaders engaging in and working with communities across the country. CEAL, guided by community-engaged researchers and supported by trusted community organizations and messengers, is an NIH effort co-led by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).

Faculty Development Program
For more than 30 years, the Faculty Development Program has supported medical school faculty of color through programming for clinical teaching, scholarship, and leadership skills. This Program ensures that there is a pool of highly trained and culturally competent primary care faculty and practitioners who are dedicated to addressing the needs of underserved communities in the delivery of health services.