Crimson Care Collaborative
In partnership with Harvard Medical School and several neighborhood clinics, the Crimson Care Collaborative (CCC) pairs IHP students from nursing and physician assistant studies with Harvard’s medical students, overseen by faculty clinicians from both schools, linking the allied health and medical worlds – a gap cited by reports from the Institute on Medicine.
The program operates in seven community-based clinical sites providing care to underserved populations. The CCC sites receive patients one evening a week to offer urgent care, as well as establish and/or provide primary care for patients needing these services. Physician, physician assistant, and nurse practitioner preceptors supervise student clinicians and facilitate teaching rounds.
The six community-based clinical sites are:
In 2017 the School of Nursing at the Institute, with Associate Professor Pat Reidy as principal investigator, received a three-year, $1.399 million International Healthcare Partnership award to enhance this academic-clinical partnership with the MGH Stoeckle Center's Crimson Care Collaborative. Read the news article.