Nexus Award

 

The 2017 Nexus Award

With the Nexus Award, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education recognizes an educational institution, health system, clinic, and/or community organization for extraordinary contributions to the Nexus– linking health professions education and interprofessional practice to transform care delivery, improve health outcomes, and decrease costs.

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The 2017 Nexus Award

With the Nexus Award, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education recognizes an educational institution, health system, clinic, and/or community organization for extraordinary contributions to the Nexus– linking health professions education and interprofessional practice to transform care delivery, improve health outcomes, and decrease costs.

In recognition of exemplary interprofessional practice in the US, the Nexus Award celebrates those who are thinking and acting differently where education and practice connect in health and health care –implementing new models of care and demonstrating how interprofessional practice and education can be used effectively in different clinical and learning environments to improve health.


2016 Awardees

Nexus Award Winner, University of Southern Indiana 

Honorable Mentions

  • Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research Center - Grand Valley State University
  • South Dakota Interprofessional Practice and Education Collaborative
  • University of Rochester Department of Family Medicine and Highland Family Medicine
  • VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education

 

An Interview with 2016 Nexus Award Winner, the University of Southern Indiana


Application and Selection Process

The submission period for the 2017 Nexus Award has closed. 

Criteria

  • The initiative or practice model must demonstrate key elements of the Nexus, such as:
    • Share a vision
    • Integrate clinical practice and health professions education in innovative ways that fosters culture change
    • Deliberately focus on achieving improved health care outcomes for patients, improved health of communities, and decreased overall health care costs
    • Foster leadership development to create spontaneous team leaders
    • Partner with patients, families, and communities for interprofessional practice and education
    • Demonstrate benefit of the initiative or practice model for students, residents and practice site
  • The initiative or practice model must have two years of operational experience (as of April 1, 2017).
  • A representative of the initiative or practice model must be able to attend the second annual Nexus Summit event: Provocative Ideas for Practical IPE on Tuesday, August 22, and share highlights from the initiative or practice model in a plenary presentation on during the Luncheon Award Celebration on August 22 (representative will receive free admission to entire Summit conference).

Selection Process

The National Center Awards Subcommittee will review all completed applications and select a recipient.

Notification

The Nexus Award recipient will be notified no later than June 8, 2017.

Award Benefit

Award recipient will receive:

  • $5000 monetary award
  • One complimentary registration to the 2017 Learning Together at the Nexus
  • One complimentary registration to the 2018 Learning Together at the Nexus

Questions

Questions regarding the Nexus Award can be directed to ipceapps@umn.edu.

Resources to support application development

There is a growing portfolio of resources supporting the concept of the Nexus. The following resources provide additional information about the Nexus to support application development.