CPN is an academic community partnership between Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) and affiliated physicians in the community whose practice includes at least 30% minority patients. Membership is open to physicians of all specialties.
Goal: Bi-Directional Practice Based Solutions to Eliminating Healthcare Disparities
- Disease-specific registries for quality improvement in hypertension and diabetes
- Deliver Targeted Educational Workshops and Expert Roundtables
- Facilitate Adoption and Implementation of Personal Health Records.
- Encourage small and medium size practices in adoption of Electronic Medical Record ( EMR)
- Assist physicians qualify for the Diabetes Physician Recognition Program (DPRP).
- Clinical Trials Training and Certification of physicians
- Participate in Research Workshops organized by Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP). The Community Engagement and Research Program is a component of the Atlanta Clinical Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), a consortium of Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Georgia Tech.
- Health 360x is an innovative intervention designed to use accessible health information technologies to support diabetes self-management efforts among a population of primarily African American adults with diabetes who receive care at local private, community/primary care clinics.
- Access the MSM Health 360x site Click here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
- What do I need to know about joining CPN? Click here
- Where do I register to join CPN? Click here
- Who do I contact? Debra Teague, Program Manager; E-mail: "> Phone: (404) 756-5051
- Participate in Quality Improvement (QI) Initiatives
- Participate in Continuing Medical Education Activities
- Participate in MSM sponsored clinical research
Benefits of Membership:
- Membership benefit of Georgia State Medical Association(GSMA) and Atlanta Medical Association(AMA)
- Membership benefit of the MSM National Alumni Network
- Continued Medical Education (CME)
- Training and participation in clinical trials
- Patient centered health and wellness initiatives
- Support Adoption of Electronic Health Records
- Quality reporting for improved reimbursement
MSM Faculty and Staff:
- Elizabeth Ofili, MD, MPH; Director and PI
- Priscilla Igho-Pemu, MD, MS; PI: Hypertension Registry
- Alexander Quarshie, MBBS, MS; Director, Biomedical Informatics
- Robert Mayberry, PhD, MPH; Associate Director, Clinical Research and Community Engagement
- Priscilla Johnson, MSN; Assistant Director, Clinical and Administrative Affairs
- Joann Cross, RN; Senior Coordinator, Heart Failure Network
- Folake Ojutalayo, MBBS; Research Coordinator
- Debra Teague, Program Manager
- Paul Douglass, MD; FACC; (Co-Chair)
- M. J. Collier, Jr., MD, FAAFP; (Co-Chair)
- W. Steen James, MD, FAA; (Co-Chair)
- Titus Duncan, MD
- Winston H. Gandy, Jr. MD
- Warren Hutchinson, MD
- Lonnie Jenkins, MD
- Arlene Lewis, MD
- Kenneth Barnwell, MD
- 150 CPN practices and over 300,000 patient visits in metro Atlanta, Macon and Columbus participate in cardiovascular and diabetes quality improvement
- Over 3000 patients in CPN Hypertension Registry for Quality Improvement
- CPN doctors are certified in diabetes care
- 22 CPN practices with EMR or actively considering EMR and data repository
- 100 patients from CPN practices received tools for self-care/prevention through the Hearts of Humanity Program
- 120 CPN physicians and clinical coordinators trained in GCP clinical trials Awards
- Medtronic Foundation; National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities; Proclamation State of GA for Georgia Diabetes and Obesity Initiative; Exemplary Leadership Award (CHT)
CPN – How Can I Join, and What Do I need to Do?
MSM Alumni Hospital Partners
*CPN Eligibility: You are MSM alumnus; your practice has at least 30% patients from underserved groups -African Americans, Hispanic Americans other minority./economically disadvantaged patients; you are a member of GSMA/AMA
*HIPPA Business Associate Agreement
*CPN Demographic Sheet