Support for chapters initially came from a national team of experts whose backgrounds in community organizing and advocacy made them particularly effective at coaching chapter leaders in their local change efforts. Over time, this support has transformed into a unique and robust leadership development curriculum that uses a vast network of peer-coaches to help participants develop a set of leadership practices that are critical for their advocacy work, as well as their efforts to build effective interprofessional teams in clinics.
The chapter network is nearly 50 chapters strong and growing, with dozens of peer coaches and trainers spread around the country to provide training, coaching, and support to a growing cadre of over 200 current chapter leaders. Through a highly interconnected online network, a cohort-based learning model and intensive, longitudinal relationships, PCP spreads innovations rapidly and promotes powerful personal growth among participants.
PCP is committed to developing a new interprofessional generation of leaders in primary care, and is already seeing dozens of those students and residents from the founders’ cadre returning to act as the trainers, coaches, mentors, and guides to those passionate students who have followed in their footsteps.
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