Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) Curriculum


The Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC) curriculum was developed to inform trainees at educational health centers about the basic tenets of COPC and provide tools for students to understand how to set up and manage COPC implementations in their communities. Resources include slides and note sets; pre-activity and case study modules with sample data; walkthroughs of online geographic information systems (GIS) tools with sample data; and resource guides.


This project was funded by the National Association of Community Health Centers through their Cooperative Agreement with the Bureau of Primary Health Care. The curriculum was developed jointly by the Robert Graham Center and the Virginia Commonwealth University, Fairfax Family Medicine Residency Program. The work was guided by an advisory committee made up of COPC experts.

COPC Curriculum


Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits are available for completing this curriculum. Please read through the Introduction(5 page PDF) for a description of the curriculum and CME information.

Activities and Modules

COPC How-To Information

COPC Resources for Instructors

Online Data Resources and Selected Bibliography

Access online data resources(2 page PDF) that COPC practitioners can use to characterize need and progress in their communities.

Find literature and recommended reading(4 page PDF) regarding COPC.