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Our office offers several initiatives that advance the clinical mission and engage collaborators from across the University and beyond.

BOLD Ideas
Our BOLD Ideas grant program encourages interdisciplinary collaborations to tackle the complex issues affecting community and individual health.

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

Funding interdisciplinary collaborations
OACA offers several grant programs to help faculty and others find new solutions to vexing healthcare issues to help create a Minnesota-wide impact that moves knowledge to patients, and advance interprofessional education and clinical care.

Geriatrics and Aging
OACA partners 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.

Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC)
The new HSEC facility has been built to better support interprofessional education and offer a better experience and environment for our health science students.

Minnesota Mobile Resuscitation Consortium (MMRC)
The MMRC is a community consortium with a mission to implement a rapid response medical strategy to provide Minnesota the highest survival in the world from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Mobile Health Initiative
OACA provides leadership of this health sciences-wide effort to provide urgently needed community care initiatives to reduce health disparities.

Opioid Task Force
OACA provides leadership of this University-wide group of faculty that is developing a comprehensive approach to fight opioid abuse and stop the spread of addiction.

Rural Health
OACA’s rural health initiative, is designed to positively impact in clear and measurable ways the health and wellbeing of people and communities in rural Minnesota.