Promoting Team-Based Interprofessional Care for Community Dwelling Older Adults with Chronic Disorders

This webinar is part of the Accelerating Initiative Real Stories with Real Impacts: What Worked for Accelerating Initiative Teams Webinar series.

Education-Community Partners:

  • University of Pittsburgh Schools of Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Social Work and
  • University of Pittsburgh HPI Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.
  • Staying-at-Home and Living-at-Home
  • Associates in Family Healthcare

Focused Description: The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Nursing leveraged strong community partnerships to develop a new Nexus for geriatrics care and workforce development. The InterProfessional Education Exchange Program (iPEEP), accelerates students’ skills and preparation for providing team-based geriatric care. Education emphasized social determinants of health for older adults in urban and rural areas. Leaders of a rural primary care practice and two urban geriatric home care programs joined the University as equal partners in this effort. As professionals steeped in the geriatrics field, the University faculty and community-based practitioners not only taught and precepted students, but invited them into a tightly-knit professional network of geriatrics practitioners in the Pittsburgh area.  


  • Barbara F. Brandt, PhD, EdM, FNAP, Director and Associate Vice President, National Center
  • Carla Dieter, EdD, MS, RN, Coordinator of Accelerating Initiative and Coordinator of NexusIPE™ Programs, National Center

University of Pittsburgh Presenters:

  • Lorraine M. Novosel, PhD, CRNP, AGPCNP-BC (Co-Principal Investigator), Assistant Professor, Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Department of Health & Community Systems, School of Nursing
  • Jennifer H. Lingler, PhD, MA, CRNP, FAAN (Co-Principal Investigator), Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Health and Community Systems, School of Nursing

Key Lessons:  

  • Importance of strong leadership and committed team members,
  • Early successes can lead to expanded collaborations,
  • Community partners thrive as full members of the team

Tool Highlight:  Critical Events of IPE

  • Everybody has them, but what are they and why are they significant?
  • How to recognize, document, respond to, and track your Critical Events

Professions Engaged

  • Nursing (Nurse Practitioners)
  • Pharmacy
  • Social Work
  • Occupational Therapy


Webinar recording

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm CST