What Matters Most – Practical Models for Designing and Delivering Interprofessional Practice and Education Programs with Individuals, Families, and Communities
How do we, as members of the healthcare community, focus on what matters most to those we serve? The individuals, families, communities and populations we serve often posit that it begins with including them in designing how care and learning are delivered so their interests, beliefs and priorities can be reflected.
In this plenary, dyads of health professionals and expert patients from three ground-breaking programs will share real-world examples of how they are working together to fully engage the people served as co-creators of health and elevate models of interprofessional practice that creatively address health equity. Featured programs include:
- Individuals with lived experience and local leaders are co-designing and co-teaching an immersive University of New England course for health professions students to spend formative time in community settings with members of the local community to better understand the intersection of race, ethnicity, immigration status, and historical trauma on health. Students engage in community conversations by participating in interfaith events, attending citizenship classes, visiting with cultural brokers, and conversing with local leaders on advocacy issues that impact these communities.
- Patient-educators (Health Mentors) are engaging with interprofessional student teams to share their lived experience of effective - and not so effective - patient-centered interprofessional practice through the Jefferson Health Mentors Program, training future healthcare professionals about the role of healthcare in their lives. Each year, over 200 volunteer Health Mentors partner to share their experience and educate students from nine different disciplines.
- Consumers and caregivers are vital partners in building the field of complex care. Consumers are contributing to authentic partnerships with complex care providers at the Camden Coalition through their Community Advisory Board, National Consumer Scholars program, Amplify: A consumer voices bureau, as well as the COVID Ambassadors program which centers community members as key partners in outreach, education, and response activities to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plenary attendees will come away with practical, approachable strategies to advance meaningful change that more deeply engages individuals, families and communities in the design, delivery and assessment of interprofessional practice and education. Together, we are moving toward action for outcomes that matter most in health, healthcare and the education of the future health workforce.
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.
As a Jointly Accredited Provider, the OICPD is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The OICPD maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
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.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change