Resource Center

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The Resource Center is a digital library of interprofessional practice and education-related content. Anyone with a registered account can contribute to the resource center and comment on a resource’s usefulness.

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Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Resource Center Work?

Think of the Resource Center as a library stocked with information added by its members. Each registered user has the opportunity to add content or make comments describing his or her experiences with interprofessional resources. Just like writing a review of a product online, members are encouraged to discuss a resource’s usefulness, practical application, benefits and even shortcomings (civil, constructive criticism only, please.) It is searchable by subject, resource type and keyword as well as by individual areas of interest or expertise.

What can I find in the Resource Center?

It’s a comprehensive hub for interprofessional practice and education-related content – ranging from information about programs to articles, archived webinars and much more. We use submitted, peer-reviewed and unpublished literature to build collections that are catalogued by topic, making it easier for people to find information applicable to their needs and interests.

Some of the most popular resources include:

  • Previously-published journal articles
  • Reports from conferences and commissioned papers
  • Measurement instruments and other assessment tools
  • White papers, videos, presentation slides, recorded webinars, audio recordings, case studies and book chapters
  • Learning tools, materials, curricula and much more

If there is something missing, just ask. We’ll do our best to track it down.

Who can contribute to the Resource Center?

Anyone with a registered account can add content and comment on existing content.

What about copyright and intellectual property?

Because the Resource Center is freely available to anyone, all content uploaded to the site must be copyright compliant. If you own the copyright to your work and want to make it openly available, that’s great – the Resource Center will provide a search-engine-optimized access point for your content.

If the copyright is owned by someone else (e.g. a publisher), you’ll need to obtain permission from the copyright holder before uploading that content. An alternate strategy for copyright-protected content previously published in scholarly journals is to link to the PubMed version of the article. Although not all articles indexed by PubMed are open access, community members with institutional subscriptions to restricted content will have access, and those without subscriptions will be offered the option to buy or “rent” the content from the publisher. Even so, you should be sure to obtain all copyright permissions before uploading any content to the site.

Is content on the site moderated?

Yes. The Resource Center is actively reviewed by National Center staff and community moderators to ensure all content posted to the site is appropriate.

Does the Resource Center contain only emerging research?

No. The Resource Center offers a home to both peer-reviewed and grey literature allowing information to be shared freely among users. This allows the National Center to chronicle the 50-year history of interprofessional practice and education, by providing a unique perspective to trends through access to seminal works that have never been digitally available before.

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This tipsheet created by the Minnesota Northstar GWEP was designed for preceptors to use with students in practice settings. It discusses the 4Ms framework of an age-friendly health system, and provides teaching tips to engage health professional students in learning how to implement the 4Ms...
This toolkit contains interprofessional resources for teaching undergraduate and graduate students how to conduct a geriatric assessment. The toolkit contains two components: a digital interactive learner module that introduces the topic to students and a compendium of teaching resources. Faculty...
This toolkit contains interprofessional resources for teaching undergraduate and graduate students how to assess, treat, and educate older adults about urinary incontinence. The toolkit contains two components: a digital interactive learner module that introduces the topic to students along with a...
The Long Term Care Community Coalition issued a new policy brief with focused recommendations for addressing the longstanding gaps in nursing home quality assurance and accountability that have harmed vulnerable residents and devastated families across the United States. The brief focuses on steps...
This article published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society discusses the transition of a required, in-person Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ICLE) curriculum to a virtual environment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This article published in Gerontology and Geriatrics Education discusses medical student geriatrics education using community-based volunteer older persons, known as a Senior Mentor Program (SMP). Though these programs have been described and evaluated against curriculum objectives, the full...
This decision-making toolkit released by Planetree International and the American Nurses Foundation was developed to help healthcare leaders implement hospital and nursing home visitation policies that balance safety and infection control with the importance of in-person family presence. The...
The 2020 Profile of Older Americans published by the Administration on Aging (AoA) is an annual report of critical statistics related to the older population in the United States. The Profile illustrates the shifting demographics of Americans age 65 and older. It includes key topic areas such as...
This is an innovative competency framework developped at Universite de Montréal (Canada), co-constructed by patients and family caregivers, educators, professionals, managers, and health and social services researchers. In a collaborative practice and patient partnership approach, optimal...
Based on experiences in health with interprofessional education, this guide provides the key approaches to establish effective interprofessional/interdisciplinary team fieldwork learning experiences. The intended audience for this guide is higher education staff with an interest in establishing...
Jill Romeo Jun 24, 2021
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Bud Baldwin Collection

Dr. Baldwin has been a foundational researcher, teacher and champion in the field of interprofessional health care education and collaborative practice for over 60 years. The materials he collected during his career are an invaluable resource for the interprofessional community. All materials which are not copyright-restricted have been made openly available through the National Center's Resource Center.

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