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The next generation of health professionals has a critical role to play in transforming healthcare. That’s why we’re engaging them now.

Student Programs

Primary Care Progress Student Action Network

The next generation of health professionals has a critical role to play in transforming our primary care system. That’s why we’re engaging them now.

Our national Student Action Network (SAN) comprises interprofessional, student-led teams from up to 20 institutions.

With support from coaches and faculty advisors, students design and implement community-based projects. They also develop their Relational Leadership skills through quarterly workshops, ongoing coaching sessions, and large-scale community events.

While the name of our organization changed to Intend Health Strategies in 2022, the name of our student program remains unchanged, reflecting its origins in and continuing focus on primary care.

Projects

Students initiate a range of advocacy, educational, and direct service initiatives:

  • Promoting primary care: interprofessional collaborations, mentoring, patient/provider relationship-building.
  • Direct care: providing clinical services at community organizations.
  • Promoting interprofessional collaboration: integrated care team visits, mentorship programs, relationship-building events.
  • Health education: creating awareness and leading discussions on such topics as the opioid crisis, end-of-life issues, and healthcare disparities.

Benefits for Teams

  • Invitations to the Annual PCP Leadership Summit and other community events.
  • Online interactive workshops taught by our national trainers, on such topics as Identity, Collaborative Decision Making, and Conflict Transformation.
  • One or more team coaches (alums of the program), who provide ongoing support and expertise.
  • Resources and toolkits to reinforce learning and foster professional development.
  • Case consultations that provide the opportunity to network, collaborate, and troubleshoot with other teams across the country.

We currently have student teams at the following institutions:

  • Bryant University
  • California State University, East Bay
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School (Center for Primary Care Student Leadership Committee)
  • Kansas City University
  • Maine Student Team (includes University of New England, Tufts University School of Medicine, and Maine Medical Center)
  • Shenandoah University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Hawaii

The team application process occurs every spring. Check back for details and deadlines for the 2023-24 academic year.

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Contact us to learn more about our programs.

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