Community of Practice Collaborators

HSDM partners with a number of organizations to pilot new models of education, training and clinical practice. Other collaborations are focused on developing new methodologies to quantify the heath and financial impact of oral health integration on individuals, populations and systems.


Organizations that we partner with include:

An eight state Medicare advantage plan that provides care to Medicare and Medicaid populations who traditionally have limited access to oral health care services. HSDM is working with CareMore and Commonwealth Care Alliance to learn how to most effectively deliver oral health care to these vulnerable populations and to measure the associated health and cost outcomes.

Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH)
A joint collaboration with Harvard University School of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, MCPHS University (formerly the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences) and State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Commonwealth Care Alliance (CCA)
A Massachusetts based care and benefits provider that is working to provide dental services to medically complex patients in an integrated setting. HSDM is working with both Commonwealth Care Alliance and CareMore to learn how to most effectively deliver oral health care to these vulnerable populations and to measure the associated health and cost outcomes.

Community Catalyst
Community Catalyst's mission is to organize and sustain a powerful consumer voice to ensure that all individuals and communities can influence the local, state and national decisions that affect their health.

Crimson Care Collaborative (CCC)
A Harvard founded student-faculty practice that has six student-administered clinics across the Boston area that provide care to patients who do not have a primary care doctor. The clinics provide innovative models of integrated care and are staffed with students from both Harvard’s Medical and Dental Schools.

Health Care for All (HCFA)
Health Care For All (HCFA) seeks to create a consumer-centered health care system that provides comprehensive, affordable, accessible, culturally competent, high quality care and consumer education for everyone, especially the most vulnerable. HCFA works to achieve this as a leader in public policy, advocacy, education and service to consumers in Massachusetts.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services focused on achieving health equity by supporting innovative programs that improve access to quality services among vulnerable populations. HRSA recently provided support for the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH).

International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM)
ICHOM’s mission is to unlock the potential of value-based health care by defining global Standard Sets of outcome measures that really matter to patients for the most relevant medical conditions and by driving adoption and reporting of these measures worldwide.

Northeastern University’s Bouvé School of Nursing
Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Northeastern University School of Nursing are partnering on an innovative HRSA-funded program that aims to bring primary care services into a dental care practice. The program is focused on serving the primary and oral health care needs of Boston area patients and their families.  Read more

Pew Charitable Trusts
The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.

Stoeckle Center for Primary Care at Massachusetts General Hospital
The John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation is devoted to revitalizing and redesigning the delivery of primary care. To support its mission to test innovative solutions and improve the delivery of primary care, the Stoeckle Center works to support the Crimson Care Collaborative.