Mobile Prevention and Care Team (M-PACT)

M-PACT groupThe Mobile Prevention and Care Team (M-PACT) Clinic program is a nurse-led mobile health unit created to increase nursing student, faculty, and staff knowledge of the social drivers of health as they apply to rural and underserved urban populations. Through M-PACT we aim to increase diversity in the nursing workforce and reduce health inequities.

M-PACT is funded by a HRSA cooperative agreement UK1HP46054. 


The goals of the M-PACT Clinic program are:

  • Develop a nurse-led mobile health unit to provide culturally sensitive and quality care to rural and underserved communities.
  • Increase nursing student aptitude in addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) through both didactic and longitudinal experiential clinical training.
  • Increase the diversity of the nursing workforce through recruitment and support of nursing students and faculty from diverse populations.
  • Increase nursing faculty and staff aptitude in teaching social determinants of health, health equity, and health literacy.

Community organizations interested in partnering with DUSON and the M-PACT Clinic, please contact Tammy Jacobs, Program Coordinator, 


M-PACT Scholars

The M-PACT Scholars program consists of 2-credit master’s level online didactic courses: Addressing Social Drivers of Health in Underserved and Rural Communities I & II. Students selected as M-PACT Scholars will participate in 112 hours of longitudinal experiential clinical training. The clinical training will include excursions (half day events within 90 miles of Durham), a week-long immersion experience in a rural area, and a community partner or health department quality assurance/quality improvement project. The Scholars take both didactic courses and clinical coursework (1 credit hour each semester). All Scholars receive scholarships to cover their tuition as well as all travel expenses.

Addressing Social Drivers of Health in Underserved and Rural Communities I is offered in summer and fall semesters. The second course is offered in fall and spring. Ten students per cohort will be selected as M-PACT Scholars through an application process. Applications open in January and March each year. 

Contact Tammy Jacobs, M-PACT Program Manager, for more information. 

See below for M-PACT Scholars FAQ

Core Clinical Team

Our Team

Core Clinical Team

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    Tammy Jacobs

    Tammy Jacobs

    Program Manager, HRSA M-PACT Clinic
    3245 Interprofessional Education Building
    (919) 668-3837
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    Shasheena Jones, BSN, RN

    Community Health Nurse Case Manager
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    Heather Mountz

    Heather Mountz

    Program Coordinator, D-CHIPP Community Health
    3237 Interprofessional Education Building
    (919) 684-9345
Advisory Council and Curriculum Team

Advisory Council and Curriculum Team


  • Durham Housing Authority
  • Durham Technical Community College
  • El Centro Hispano
  • Families Moving Forward
  • Granville Vance Public Health
  • Green Rural Revolution Organization
  • Open Table Ministries
  • Pamlico County Health Department 

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M-PACT Frequently Asked Questions

Can I just take the two-hour didactic course?

    Yes. There are other clinical opportunities available to fulfill your elective course hours.

Who is eligible for the M-PACT Scholars program?

    Rising third semester ABSN students and MSN students (beginning in 2024)

When I complete the application, am I applying for entry into the program AND the scholarship or are these two separate applications?

    There is one application. Students who are selected become eligible for the scholarship.

How many credit hours are the classes worth?

  • A two-hour didactic component.
  • A one-hour clinical component.

Do these classes count towards my graduation?

    Yes, both classes are clinical elective courses eligible for graduation credits.

Can I still take other electives?


What if I cannot complete the program due to unexpected circumstances?

    After accepting the offer to join the M-PACT Scholars program, students must complete the two didactic courses and clinical hours. Scholarships will be rescinded if students cannot complete the coursework (six hours over two semesters).

Contact  for more information.

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