Retrospective Reflection and Prospective Planning: How to Build Interprofessional Partnerships That Last

Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Accreditation Information
The recording of this session has been accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education credit (IPCE) as enduring material. After watching this recording, you may claim IPCE credit by clicking this link. Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit is available to claim through December 31, 2021. Please see details below.

With nearly half a century of experience between them, this seminar’s speakers will combine storytelling and a hands-on workshop to showcase how mentorship, learning collaboratives, and effective partnerships will lead to successful interprofessional education (IPE) and practice (IPP). Throughout this unique seminar, one speaker will reflect on her four years of experience while the other will share her four-decade journey. Though they approach interprofessional partnerships from two ends of the learning spectrum, what unites them is their collaboration at the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH).

CIPCOH is a multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary center supported by an award from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce. Over the last five years, CIPCOH has conducted systems-level research on primary care and dental training. For example, the team has examined the integration of chronic medical conditions, behavioral health, social determinants of health, and team-based care in dental training. Furthermore, CIPCOH disseminated best practices and resources of integration efforts across the globe. For example, an online resource library was created as a central repository for over 200 publications, toolkits, and media focused on the integration of oral health and medicine. Lastly, CIPCOH created communities of practice that mobilized stakeholders to integrate oral health into primary care training and delivery. For example, CIPCOH launched the 100 Million Mouths Campaign facilitated by a pilot group of six state oral health champions.

This seminar will start with a short interview between the speakers that will unveil their unique perspectives on IPE and IPP in relation to mentorship, learning collaboratives, and effective partnerships. The interview will dive into stories, barriers faced, and lessons learned in “Building Interprofessional Partnerships That Last” throughout their careers and their involvement with CIPCOH. After the interview, the speakers will lead a live skill-building workshop that will 1) assist participants in evaluating their current IPE and IPP activities in relation to building, maintaining, and sustaining collaborative partnerships, 2) analyze participants’ strengths and areas for improvement, and 3) provide recommendations for creating partnerships that will lead to educational and practice transformation. The evaluation framework used will focus on the three pillars of IPE and IPP: 1) community partnerships, 2) education, and 3) patient-centered care. Participants will use this rubric to evaluate their IPE and IPP activities to determine a plan of action for quality improvement for building and sustaining collaborative partnerships.



  1. Live interview between Dr. Robin Harvan and Dr. Tien Jiang – 20 minutes
  2. Hands-on workshop (Breakout Rooms & Polls) – 30 minutes
  3. Wrap-up/Discussion/Q&A – 10 minutes


Learning objectives

Following this seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe examples of how mentorship and effective collaborative partnerships are essential to build, sustain, and continuously improve interprofessional education and collaborative practice systems
  2. Identify best practices related to mentoring and building sustainable partnerships
  3. Analyze and evaluate personal experiences with building and sustaining partnerships in IPE and IPP systems improvement
  4. Develop road maps for building and sustaining partnerships in IPE and IPP systems improvement
Accreditation Details

In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change