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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.

Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC)

We are nearing completion of the new HSEC 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.