Adoption of interprofessional education across a university campus requires significant culture change at many levels. Without sustained commitment from senior leadership and key faculty champions, culture change is unlikely and IPE programs may not be sustained. Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) is a health sciences university affiliated with a major academic health center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. TJU made a major commitment to interprofessional education in 2007, when the Jefferson InterProfessional Education Center (JCIPE) was established.
VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education: Transforming Interprofessional Education, Practice and Collaboration
To integrate healthcare professional learners into redesigned patient-centered primary care delivery models, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has funded five demonstration sites as the Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education (CoEPCEs). The main goal of the CoEPCEs is to develop and test innovative structural and curricular models that foster transformation of healthcare training from profession specific ‘silos’ to interprofessional, team-based educational and care delivery models in patient-centered primary care settings.
Developing Interprofessional Education Collaboration Across Multiple Institutions (Universities, Professional Schools, Clinics, & Health Systems)
Developing effective IPE initiatives often means that the ideal teammates are not educated under the same roof. The Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning (VPIL) is a partnership across four institutions and five professional schools in Nashville, Tennessee.
Creating Exceptional Interprofessional Teaching and Learning in Clinical Settings: The University of Toronto Journey
This webinar focuses on the approaches taken by the University of Toronto Centre for Interprofessional Education (IPE) to create exceptional interprofessional learning environments for students and health care professionals at the interface between education and practice.
Presenters Amy Blue, PhD, Benjamin Chesluk, PhD, and Lisa Conforti, report their findings from a multi-methods study, suppported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, examining assessment and evaluation practices in interprofessional education.
Learning objectives for webinar participants are:
A Planning Process to Develop, Implement, and Evaluate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CIPE) Programs
Interest in continuing interprofessional education (CIPE) has been increasing, due in part to the recognition that interprofessional education (IPE) is an important component of the suggested changes in traditional continuing education (CE) to increase health professionals’ ability to improve outcomes of care. Although there are numerous examples of CIPE programs that are being successfully implemented, there is a need for a clearly articulated planning process to help guide CE professionals to develop, implement, and evaluate CIPE programs.
National Center Journal Club #1: "A Scoping Review to Improve Conceptual Clarity of Interprofessional Interventions"
In the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education's inaugural journal club webinar, Scottt Reeves discusses his co-authored article, "A scoping review to improve conceptual clarity of interprofessional interventions." The discussion was moderat
In this presentation, Judith Gedney Baggs describes the development, testing, and use of the Collaboration and Satisfaction about Care Decisions (CSACD) instrument. Since its initial development, this tool has been used for assessment by patients, patient families, and care providers in acute care and primary care settings. The tool is available through the Resource Exchange Measurement Instruments collection, here.
Measuring the Impact: Evaluating Interprofessional Education and Care in Community Clinical Settings
On October 16, 2014 the National Center and HRSA welcomed presenters Jennifer Morton, DNP, MPH, APHN, and Susan Kimble, DNP, RN, ANP-BC to discuss lessons learned while studying inteprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP). From building a cohesive team to analyzing data, Drs. Morton and Kimble explain how the support of the National Center and the network of other HRSA grantees aided in a successful study.
In the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education's second journal club webinar, Joe Zorek discusses his co-authored article, "Measuring changes in perception using the Student Perceptions of Physician-Pharmacist Interprofessional Clinical Education (S