The Crimson Care Collaborative would like to thank all our generous supporters and sponsors that make this student-collaborative possible.
- John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Internal Medicine Associates, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Beth Israel Deaconness Medical Center
- Cambridge Health Alliance
- Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care
Harvard Medical School Organizations:
- HMS Student Council
- Aesculapian Club
- Harvard COOP
The Crimson Care Collaborative is truly grateful for all our wonderful sponsors and would welcome support of any amount. Your donations will enable us to continue providing high quality primary health care with links to social services and innovative primary care education. Thank you for your generosity!
In 2009, more than forty Harvard Medical School students collaborated with faculty from the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, to develop and launch CCC, Harvard's first student-faculty collaborative practice. This clinic was created to address the difficulty that patients often faced when trying to find long-term primary care in the post Massachusetts healthcare-reform era.
During our eight-week urgent-care pilot in the spring of 2010, 36 patients were seen. In the fall of 2010, 128 students applied to be involved in the clinic and we were able to accommodate 92 participants! In October 2010, we expanded the practice to offer primary care services to patients in the greater Boston area who do not have a primary care physician. We are very fortunate to have the support of the IMA, who made their office space and staff available to this effort.
In fall 2011, CCC opened its second clinic in Chelsea with the goal of helping a significant post-incarceration population in the neighborhood. Two additional sites in Cambridge and at the BIDMC began operations in the spring of 2012.