Resource Center

Informing Resource Center

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 We use submitted, peer-reviewed and unpublished literature to build collections that are catalogued by topic, making it easier for people to find information applicable to their needs and interests.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 article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education shares 15 years of experience developing a pedagogical strategy that situates the biology of aging as an accessible part of interdisciplinary gerontology education for nonbiologists and biologists alike. The approach hinges on a four-...
This article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education describes an interprofessional education (IPE) simulation-based geriatric palliative care training that was developed to educate health professions students in team communication. The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)...
This article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education describes an interprofessional teamwork simulation exercise for medical, nursing, pharmacy, and social work students. The article describes the simulation, debriefing, and surveys conducted to assess learner satisfaction with the...
This article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education describes the Rural Interdisciplinary Team Training (RITT) Program, a team-based educational component of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Rural Health Geriatric Scholars Program. This report is an evaluation of the...
This article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education describes how a research team developed and piloted an audit tool to examine the level of age-friendliness at an Age-Friendly University (AFU) -- the University of Massachusetts Boston. In the audit process, major themes emerged...
This article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education explains opportunities for health professions education programs to make a mark in Age-Friendly Univeristy (AFU) initiative. Specifically, key approaches are introduced for health professions education programs based on the Age...
This article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education uses the partnership of an Age-Friendly University (AFU), Lasell College, and an affiliated university-based retirement community (UBRC), Lasell Village, to illustrate how AFU principles can be implemented to extend older adults'...
This article published in Gerontology & Geriatrics Education proposes a conceptual framework for developing a strategy for change in an academic setting, and then illustrates how one university, the University of Rhode Island, has utilized it to move forward with becoming more "age friendly."...
This article published in Gerontolgy & Geriatrics Education shares the story of one public university that became the first in its state to join the Age-Friendly University (AFU) global network. The article highlights several partnerships and programs that reflect the AFU principles and discuss...
The National Council on Aging created an Age Well Planner for older adults and family members to complete regarding the health and well being of aging adults. The planner includes a personalized assessment for individuals to complete depending on their role. At the completion of the assessment,...
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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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