NEOMED and Cleveland State Launch Urban Primary Care Initiative
Primary care doctors are the go-to person for general healthcare. Good ones will connect and coordinate treatment and preventive services for their patients.
They’re an integral part of the health system and they’re in demand.
A new partnership between the Northeast Ohio Medical University (or NEOMED) and Cleveland State will address this demand, with the launch of the Urban Primary Care Initiative.
The program will include courses in urban health, and students will train in local clinics.
The goal of the initiative is to train primary care physicians who will stay in Cleveland communities. Scholarships will be available to those who commit to practicing locally after they graduate.
Former Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Louis Sullivan was the keynote speaker at the Monday launch event.
SULLIVAN: I believe the resulting unique primary care programs will become models for the nation. More importantly it will also result in improved access to quality, culturally-competent care for Northeastern Ohio communities.