The Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH) was established in July 2016 through a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration as one of six national centers supported by the Academic Units for Primary Care Training Enhancement (AU-PCTE) program.
CIPCOH serves as a national resource to consolidate the evidence base for systems-level oral health integration into primary care training.
CIPCOH envisions the role of integrative training and practice leading to cost-effective, patient-centered, and improved patient outcomes within the delivery of primary care.
CIPCOH will contribute to the improvement of primary care practice and patient outcomes through:
conducting systems-level research on primary care training
disseminating information, best practices and resources
recommending and promoting primary care training enhancements
developing community of practice plans that mobilize stakeholders to integrate oral health into primary care training and delivery.