Leveraging collective impact to promote health equity

Kupiri Ackerman-Barger, Irene Sandvold, Davis G. Patterson, Katherine Y. Brown, Nancy V. Douglas-Kersellius

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The purpose of this paper is to describe how the Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement (AU-PCTE) used the Collective Impact Model to promote health equity. The Collective Impact Model and its five conditions provided a framework for the Academic Units for Primary Care Training and Enhancement (AU-PCTE), representing multiple universities in the United States, to promote health equity. Through the establishment of shared measurement, continuous communication, mutually reinforcing activities, and the guidance of the backbone support organization, the work of each AU contributed to the collective impact on health equity. It is important to underscore that collective impact is an iterative process with both challenges and successes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-98
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2020


  • Collaboration model
  • Collective impact
  • Health disparities
  • Health equity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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