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LEARN.

Learn within the context and continuity of community-oriented primary care

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PRACTICE.

Practice delivering cutting-edge community primary care leveraging the social determinants of health.

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LEAD.

Lead others with compassionate whole person healthcare.

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ENVISION COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER

The Envision Community Health Center is an adaptive, engaging, agile education and training platform that will be used to prepare students to enter the healthcare workforce of the future.

A.T. Still University of Health Science’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) have collaborated to develop a robust virtual community health center training platform that models the highest ideals of team-based continuity care. This initiative responds to the need for flexible, immersive and comprehensive trainee education that is sensitive to the social determinants of health and emphasizes team-based, compassionate, preventive and chronic care at education health centers.

THE VCHC PROJECT

Leaders of change are those who can envision the future and espouse the integrity to make the strides required for the greater good of all.

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CLINICAL CASES

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PATIENT FAMILIES

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PRECEPTING FACULTY

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MOTIVATED STUDENTS

Make a Difference in Each Patient's Life

Why invest in training for underserved communities?

Quality, efficacy and efficiency have been clearly documented to be drivers of solving this nation’s healthcare shortage within primary care. Through the training of the next generation of healthcare professionals to practice in today’s environment of interprofessional collaborative community-oriented primary care, we can change the rising tide of underserved and help solve this nation’s healthcare shortage.

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ATSU-SOMA completes its pilot of VCHC cases

ATSU-SOMA completes its pilot of VCHC cases

July 7, 2015

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During academic year 2014-15, 108 first-year students completed 14 Virtual Community Health Center (VCHC) case studies. Pilot data were collected in four domains: clinical reasoning, engagement, student peer collaboration, and community oriented primary care (COPC) awareness. In addition, A.T.…

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The VCHC team presents at the 2015 AACOM Conference

The VCHC team presents at the 2015 AACOM Conference

April 22, 2015

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The American Association for Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Conference. The Virtual Community Health Center (VCHC) team presented a gallery of scenes from 14 virtual case studies. Each scenes demonstrates a unique teaching feature of the VCHC case studies. [layerslider id="16"]

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The Virtual Community Health Center: context, community, and social justice

The Virtual Community Health Center: context, community, and social justice

October 26, 2014

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Monica Fernandez, MMS, PA-C, presented the Virtual Community Health Center (VCHC) to the American Osteopathic Association of Medical Informatics (AOAMI) at the 119th Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition (OMED), Seattle, Wash. This presentation explained the development of the VCHC, the stranding of the patients into 10 distinct families, and five ethnicities, in an effort to present cases that are ethnically diverse and modern. A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine…

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