Academic Health Centers
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An academic health center is an academic institution that owns or is affiliated with a teaching hospital or health care service facility/organization, which includes a medical school and one or more professional schools or programs in other areas of health care. Because of the multifaceted nature of their involvement with communities, patients, and students, academic health centers are uniquely positioned to advance the nation's health and well-being. They are dedicated to taking a leadership role to resolve health workforce issues, as well as educate the health workforce of the future. The Association of Academic Health Centers cites education, research, economic development, and collaborative leadership as areas where academic health centers can be particularly effective.
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