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October 2019 Summit at UPIKE-KYCOM

Who we are

The Central Appalachian Consortium of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (CACCOM) is a historic multi-institutional collaboration among the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of Pikeville – Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tennessee to enhance health and medical care in Central Appalachia. CACCOM provides a strong and sustainable platform for collaborative research and medical education among member schools and the Consortium’s additional research collaborators.

In November 2015, the founding CACCOM members signed a memorandum of understanding, agreeing to collaborate on developing and implementing innovations in physician workforce preparation to improve the health of vulnerable populations through regions of central Ohio. Funding for this initial research and the consortium development came from the historic $105 million Vision 2020 award, made to the Heritage College in 2011 by the Ohio-based Osteopathic Heritage Foundation.


CACCOM’s vision is to improve health and eliminate health disparities in Central Appalachia.


CACCOM’s mission is to improve health outcomes in Central Appalachia, especially for vulnerable populations, by collaborating on research and medical education, implementing innovative strategies that measurably improve the health status within the region, and leveraging the strengths of the osteopathic approach.


Chartbook for the Development of a Consortium and of Research Framework on Preparing Workforce in the Practice of Osteopathic Medicine [PDF]

Chartbook Appendix [PDF]

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CACCOM Partners