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Mental health and substance use disorders are major public health challenges in the US. Primary care providers are most often the first point of contact for patients, thus the critical need to enhance their capacity to provide behavioral health care.

Our partners work to advance the science of integrated behavioral health training programs in primary care. They are leaders and early adopters of integrated care models and are at the front lines of evaluating and promoting evidence-based practices.

The Health Federation of Philadelphia serves as a keystone supporting a network of Community Health Centers as well as the broader base of public and private-sector organizations that deliver health and human services to vulnerable populations.

The National Center for Integrated Behavioral Health is supported by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HRSA programs help those in need of high quality primary health care, people living with HIV/AIDS, pregnant women and mothers. HRSA also supports the training of health professionals, the distribution of providers to areas where they are needed most and improvements in health care delivery.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to the tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating the future leaders in the field.

Penn Nursing Science's mission is to make a significant impact on health by advancing science, promoting equity, demonstrating practice excellence, and preparing leaders in the discipline of nursing.

The Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) promotes comprehensive and cost-effective models of healthcare delivery that integrate mind and body, individual and family, patients, providers and communities. CFHA achieves this mission through education, training, partnering, consultation, research and advocacy.

The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation facilitates the rapid, disciplined development, testing and implementation of new strategies to re-imagine health care delivery for dramatically better value and patient outcomes.

The University of Pennsylvania's Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) is a university-wide center which was founded in 2007 by the Provost’s Office. We promote interdisciplinary research, education and practice in public health. The CPHI acts as the organizational home and academic base for Penn’s multi-disciplinary, inter-school Master in Public Health (MPH) degree program, which is one of the first multi-school accredited MPH Programs in the U.S.

STFM is an association of nearly 5,000 innovative family medicine educators. These teachers include medical school professors, preceptors, residency program faculty, residency program directors and others involved in family medicine education. Their mission is to advance family medicine to improve health through a community of teachers and scholars.

LDI and its Senior Fellows are among the pioneers in interdisciplinary health services research and have helped guide health policies at all levels of government and the private sector. More than 200 LDI Senior Fellows work to improve the health of the public through studies on the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered.

The mission of CERA is to set within family medicine a standard for medical education research that is rigorous and generalizable; to provide mentoring and education to junior researchers; to facilitate collaboration between medical education researchers; and to guide the specialty by providing leadership and vision in the arena of medical education research.