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Engaging collaborators across disciplines and partnering with local communities

OACA leads several initiatives to advance the University’s clinical mission. Connect with OACA

We provide interprofessional training to the workforce of tomorrow and tackle statewide issues like access to health care, opioid abuse disorder, and mental health challenges.

We partnered with world-leading expertise from across the University to create a brain health center that combines clinical and research programs in one place.

We offer several grant programs to help faculty and others find new so to vexing health care issues to help create a Minnesota-wide impact that moves knowledge to patients and advances interprofessional education and clinical care.

We partner with MNGWEP and the UMN Consortium on Aging to aid in the training of geriatrics team care, and the collaboration across the University to advance aging science.

We drive the development of current and future health care workforce with partnered solutions, science, and support.

Through our Center for Interprofessional Health and other initiatives, we support the diverse needs of health professional schools, colleges, and programs system-wide in preparing a collaborative, practice-ready workforce.

We provide leadership of this health sciences-wide effort to provide urgently needed community care initiatives to reduce health disparities.

We provide leadership of this University-wide group of faculty that is developing a comprehensive approach to fight opioid abuse and stop the spread of addiction.

We are committed to driving sustainability action internally within the health sciences and externally through collaborations with our community and clinical partners.

Our rural health efforts are designed to positively impact in clear and measurable ways the health and wellbeing of people and communities in rural Minnesota.