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 Cantered Health and Wellness initiatives
- Quality Reporting for Improved Reimbursement
MSM Faculty and Staff:
- Priscilla Igho-Pemu, MD, MS; Medical Director
- Debra Teague, BS/BA, Program Manager
- Bolanle O. Adekioe Sogade, MD
- W. Steen James, MD, FAAP
- Grady Hospital
- Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center
- South Fulton Medical Center
- Association of Black Cardiologists
- Georgia State Medical Association
- National Medical Association
- National Minority Quality Form (NMQF)
- Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute
- The Medtronic Foundation
- National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
- 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 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 Eligibility: Morehouse School of Medicine alumnus; private practices of all specialties who service at least 30% of the underserved population -African Americans, Hispanic Americans other minority/economically disadvantaged patients; or if you are a member of Georgia State Medical Association (GSMA)/Atlanta Medical Association (AMA)