Erin Appelt, PT, DPT, MPH
Academic Counselor
Midwestern University
Erin Appelt, PT, DPT, MPH teaches Interprofessional Healthcare concepts and skills to first year students in 13 different health professions at Midwestern University in Glendale Arizona. She earned a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 2002, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota in 2020.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Training future health care professionals to provide just and equitable services for their patients is an important, but small step towards achieving health equity. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and researchers at the University of Madison Wisconsin have found that 50% of population health outcomes relate to social and environmental determinants ( which health providers have little control over. Additionally, these social and environmental factors have a large impact on health behaviors, which health providers are often trying to improve in their respective…
At the completion of this seminar the participant will be able to: Relate the IPEC Core Competencies to potential root causes for professional conflict within a team. Engage in self-reflection to identify root causes for emotional disturbances in a team setting. Facilitate effective conflict within an interprofessional team by promoting psychological safety and utilizing different strategies to develop a plan that addresses the root cause of the conflict. Value conflict within a team.   Students who are beginning their professional education may not have experienced effective…