Accelerating Initiative Evaluation Report

Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice Accelerating Initiative Evaluation Report

Accelerating Initiative Evaluation Report

Released October 8, 2019

The National Center selected Harder + Company to conduct an implementation evaluation of the Accelerating Initiative. The primary goals of the evaluation were:

  1. to track program outcomes and the achievement of key Nexus implementation milestones
  2. to document the successes and challenges that the sites faced in implementing a true Nexus approach to IPE
  3. to highlight how lessons from this initiative can inform the work of the National Center and the broader IPE field

This report highlights what the grantees, the National Center, and the funders learned together over the past three years. The report is designed:

  • to document the progress that sites made in engaging students, implementing their programs, and meeting their student learning and health outcomes
  • to describe the successes and challenges of implementing a Nexus team
  • to summarize the larger lessons from this initiative that can inform the broader field working to strengthen interprofessional practice and education