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Initiatives

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

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.

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.

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.

BOLD Ideas 

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

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.