MINDFUL-PC: Integrating Mindfulness into the Patient-Centered Medical Home

With generous support from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, CMC began its first core implementation project, MINDFUL-PC, which aims to study the impact of mindfulness training on CHA primary care patients and primary care providers, focusing on health outcomes, well-being, and the patient-provider relationship.

The current clinical service and research program offers clinical mindfulness groups for CHA Primary Care patients. This program is embedded into a randomized controlled trial, investigating effectiveness of referral-based, insurance-reimbursable mindfulness groups on health outcomes for patients. We are currently recruiting CHA primary care patients for this study. Click here for enrollment requirements and contact information.

As part of MINDFUL-PC, CMC was awarded a research grant, “Mindfulness Influences on Self-Regulation: Mental and Physical Health Implications” from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) to participate in the NIH Science of Behavior Change Initiative. This grant supports CMC’s participation in the Mindfulness Research Collaborative with other institutions such as University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts General Hospital, Georgetown University, and Brown University. In collaboration with Gaelle Desbordes, PhD, at the MGH/HST Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, CMC is studying the impact of mindfulness training on the underlying neural mechanisms of self-regulation for patients who are participating in MINDFUL-PC.

Two different weekly groups offered this Fall 2019 (Tuesdays or Thursdays 6-8PM)

Leaders: Chris Carter-Husk, LICSW & Sasha Oxnard, MD

Location: Union Square Family Health @ 26 Central Street, 2nd floor community room, Somerville, MA 02143

When: October 15th – December 10th (8 weekly groups on Tuesday evenings 6-8PM)

(Group does not meet week of Thanksgiving)

All Day Session: Saturday, November 23rd 9AM-4PM

Orientation Dates (just one required): September 24th or October 1st (6-8:30PM)

 

Leaders: Stephanie Cohen, MD & Barbara Ogur, MD

Location: Somerville Hospital Primary Care Clinic

When: October 17th – December 12th (8 weekly groups on Thursday evenings 6-8PM)

(Group does not meet week of Thanksgiving)

All Day Session: Saturday, November 23rd 9AM-4PM

Orientation Dates (just one required): October 3rd (September 24th or October 1st are also options) (6-8:30PM)

 
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