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AIHC Interprofessional Webinar Series

The AIHC Interprofessional Webinar Series offers a forum for leaders who are committed to systems transformation through interprofessional collaboration and learning. The Webinar Series is designed to showcase significant transformational interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice efforts.

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Patient Engagement: Research to Practice

Presented by Danielle C. Lavallee PharmD, PhD 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12:00 p.m. CST

Patient engagement is a critical aspect of healthcare. More recently, patient engagement efforts have expanded to include research activities with the goal of improving the relevance of research and ultimately clinical care. This presentation will define patient engagement in the context of research and provide examples patient engagement to support clinical research and care delivery.
  • Define Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and the role of patient engagement
  • Provide examples of how patients, researchers and healthcare teams work together to advance patient care
  • Discuss emerging trends and future needs


Support for the AIHC webinar series is provided by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.


Archived AIHC Interprofessional Webinar Series

Including the Patient and Student Voice in Interprofessional Education and Practice: An Interactive Panel Presentation

Sarah Shrader PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CDE and Shelley Cohen Konrad PhD, LCSW, FNAP

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Interprofessional education and practice (IPECP) initiatives are expanding in our health education and healthcare systems.  These initiatives are created to enhance student learning and improve the overall quality of healthcare and satisfaction of patients. Including patients as informants to health curriculum ensures fidelity between earned knowledge and real world experience. Encouraging students to be active developers in IPE initiatives, guarantees that they will reap optimal benefits from their learning activities. For both students and patients, having voice as end-users of IPECP is important.


  • Describe theories and patient-centered priorities that underscore the need for patient-informed curriculum in interprofessional education
  • Provide exemplars of patient-generated interprofessional learning 
  • Discuss student impact and input in interprofessional education and practice


Expanding Interprofessional Workforce Capacity to Promote Health:  Putting the Mouth Back in the Body

Cynthia Booth Lord, MHS, PA-C

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In a seminal 2000 report, the Surgeon General identified oral disease as the “silent epidemic” in America.  Subsequent efforts identified numerous steps, including equipping non-dental providers with oral health competencies to increase access to care.  Unfortunately, oral disease persists as a cause of health disparities and adversely impacts health.  Thus, all health professionals are called to recognize and champion systemic changes for educational and practice transformation for the integration oral health as part of overall health.  Such a response must embrace what the health professions can accomplish together through cross organizational and interprofessional efforts that showcase a collective commitment to person-centered, equitable care. The webinar will provide as a case study the PA profession’s ongoing efforts to integrate oral health into education and practice.  In addition, the webinar will feature PA efforts to engage a growing network of partners to build capacity as well as models and exemplars for interprofessional action to improve health.  


  • Describe the role of certified PAs to expand workforce capacity
  • Explain the importance of collaboration for integrating oral health into education and practice
  • Identify strategies in which health professions can work together to meet oral health needs


Quality Improvement through an Innovative Health Care Model

Donna Meyer, MSN, RN, ANEF, FAADN and Lucy Chappee, MPA, RN

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The Lewis and Clark Family Health Clinic, a nurse managed center and interprofessional model, is the only primary care clinic operated by a community college in the United States, with outreach facilities to the medically underserved rural areas through a mobile health unit. Nurse practitioners and registered nurses lead and staff the clinic.  The innovative uniqueness of the Clinic lies in the special way that it combines academic programs, on the one hand, and the offering of low cost primary care, preventive health care, and health education on the other. 
The impact of this innovation can be assessed in the large number and variety of encounters, patient satisfaction, and patient outcomes that the clinic has experienced.  The encounters have focused on:  primary care, health education, and prevention.  The Clinic has thus far been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2010 MetLife Innovation Award.  


  • Describe the implementation of a nurse managed clinic on a community college campus
  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges with the model
  • Explain the transition to an interprofessional clinic


Developing and implementing interprofessional faculty development programming at academic medical centers:  Identifying strengths, barriers, and opportunities

David Topor Ph.D, MS-HPEd.

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Strategic planning, typically used in business settings, can also be useful in developing and implementing interprofessional faculty development programming. Using the SWOT analysis, a strategic planning technique, educational leaders can identify the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats to interprofessional faculty development at their medical centers and plan innovative programing to address this need.  


  • Define, describe, and use the SWOT analysis to develop and implement interprofessional faculty development programing at their institution. 
  • Create an action plan for interprofessional faculty development initiatives at their medical centers.  
  • Understand how one large Academic Medical Center applied the SWOT Analysis to develop two successful, innovative interprofessional faculty development programs.  
Workforce Redesign for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice: Using Simulation to Create Interprofessional Teams Across Health Care Settings
ProfessionalProfessional Gaps and Educational Needs: Despite high functioning interprofessional teams being present at acute care and inpatient rehabilitation, a significant amount of information is lost in the transition between facilities. A retrospective chart review revealed 30-80% of information related to common complications after stroke was missing.


  • Describe the background and landscape of the state of Kentucky and Stroke
  • Review the gaps in the current transition of care process
  • Summarize the simulation experience
  • Assess the effectiveness of simulation on collaboration
A Model for Interinstitutional IPE Collaboration, The Texas IPE Task Force
An IPE Task Force has been created in Texas to facilitate interinstitutional collaboration around interprofessional education.  The task force is bringing together representatives from the state’s academic health professions institutions to foster collaboration around interprofessional education.  Institutional and academic health professions silos are giving way to collaboration around IPE. The history, development, purpose and outcomes of the IPE Task Force will be described.


  • Describe the history, development, purpose and outcomes of the Texas IPE Task Force.
  • Share how the Texas IPE Task Force is helping break down institutional silos and foster interinstitutional collaboration around IPE.
Exploring the Impact of Aligning Interprofessional Education and Practice on Patient Outcomes
The Interprofessional education movement is increasing in health professions curricula. However, the need for this training in “real” practice environments is not widely reported in the literature.  In response, there have been recent calls for improved alignment of interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP).  In addition, assessing the influence of this type of interprofessional learning on patient outcomes is important.  During the webinar, we will describe the educational needs of aligning IPECP and measuring the impact on patients.  We will use our IPECP model as a case-study to highlight the influence of interprofessional learners as value-added and discuss meaningful ways that this type of alignment can create healthcare practice transformation.  Finally, we will use the Triple Aim as a framework to describe the impact of IPECP on patient outcomes.
  • Describe the need for alignment of interprofessional education and practice

  • Identify opportunities for measuring the impact of interprofessional education and practice on patient outcomes

  • Discuss a case-study that explores an IPECP model and the outcomes for patients


An Empirically Developed Toolkit to Diagnose and Improve Interprofessional Collaboration and Patient/Family Member Involvement in Intensive Care Settings
This webinar aims to present the development and contents of the Enhancing Interprofessional Collaboration in the Intensive Care Unit (EIC-ICU) based on a two-year, multi-sited ethnographic study of eight intensive care settings across North America. Specifically, the study involved over 1,000 hours of observation of interprofessional working practices and over 100 interviews with intensive care clinicians, patients and family members. The webinar will present the diagnostic and intervention elements of the toolkit as well as discuss its potential application in intensive care settings to improve quality and safety issues related to interprofessional collaboration and patient/family involvement.
  • To outline the development of a toolkit designed to assess and enhance interprofessional collaboration and family member involvement in intensive care settings

  • To present the contents of the toolkit in relation to its diagnostic and intervention activities

  • To discuss the application of the toolkit for assessing and improving interprofessional collaboration and family member involvement in intensive care settings

How to Huddle: A huddle coaching program for interprofessional staff and trainees in ambulatory settings
Many outpatient clinics where health professionals work and train will transition to a team-based medical home model over the next several years. Therefore, these clinics and affiliated training programs need innovative approaches to prepare the workforce and incorporate trainees into team-based delivery systems. To address this need, educators at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System embraced preclinic team “huddles” which are brief meetings to facilitate care coordination and integrated trainees into these huddles. They developed an interprofessional huddle-coaching program to support staff and trainees (nurse practitioner students and internal medicine residents who function as primary providers for patient panels in VA outpatient primary care clinics) in learning how to huddle and how to work together effectively as a team. The huddle-coaching program focuses on structuring the huddle process via scheduling, checklists, and designated huddle coaches; building relationships among team members through team-building activities; and teaching core skills to support collaborative practice.
The webinar will provide information on the SFVAHCS approach to training health professionals how to huddle as well as provide materials, lessons learned and strategies for success.
  • Describe specific approaches and techniques, such as coaches and huddles, to support interprofessional staff and trainees in collaborative practice
  • Demonstrate the use of a huddle checklist to help develop highly functioning teams
  • Discuss common barriers to team development and identify practical strategies to overcome these barriers in participant’s own context
Collaborative Care in Inpatient Settings: experiences shared and lessons learned
Traditional patterns of health care practice are deeply ingrained. What is it like to try to change those patterns? What are the experiences of health professionals, patients, and family members who implement collaborative care? Where to start? What strategies work best?
This webinar explores the complex social realities, rewards, benefits, stresses, worries, and practical considerations, including time, of implementing collaborative inpatient care.
The webinar will be presented by care team members who are presently going through this transformation to collaborative care with active engagement of patients and families--including a patient, family member, nurse, pharmacist, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, chaplain, and physician who will share their experiences and lessons learned with the webinar audience.
A conceptual model, known as the Social Field Model of Collaborative Care, will be presented as a way of understanding how health care practice culture arises, and how practice patterns can be intentionally, successfully changed to become more collaborative in local care environments.
  • Reflect on the experiences of care teams implementing inpatient collaborative care
  • Discuss practical approaches for transforming practice patterns in care environments
  • Understand collaborative Social Fields and how they are built through social interactions
Social Determinants and the Context of Care: Going Beyond the Obvious for Prevention and Practice
Recognizing the impact of social determinants broadens the capacities of providers and policy makers to improve the health and wellness of individuals, populations and communities. Using a case scenario, this webinar will provide participants with socioecological and trauma-informed frameworks to better understand individual, interpersonal, interprofessional, community, and policy-level implications of early and enduring adversity and health inequities.
  • Provide frameworks that describe short and long term impacts of trauma and early adversity on health and wellness
  • Illustrate the value and necessity of integrating contextual knowledge into integrated clinical and community health practice
  • Discuss the fundamental roles and perspectives of social work and public health in delivering preventive and effective health practice with individuals and communities
How to Produce Scholarship and Publish in the Field of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP)

This webinar will describe scholarship in IPECP as an important means to advance the field, particularly the need to determine best practices and outcomes-oriented research. It will discuss helpful tips for getting started in scholarship and how to successfully publish IPECP work.


  • Describe the need for research and scholarship in IPECP
  • Discuss topic areas and approaches for scholarship in IPECP
  • Identify best practices for publishing IPECP including currently available journal and conference resources


Nontraditional Partners for Interprofessional Education and Practice: Incorporation of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and Athletic Training | Anthony Breitbach, PhD, ATC and Lora Humphrey Beebe, PhD, PMHNP-BC |

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Interprofessional Education (IPE) is recommended to help promote collaborative patient-centered care.  Various external accreditors in the health professions have integrated IPE competencies into their standards, but there is limited information about integrating IPE into graduate curricula. Many of the IPE initiatives are based in medicine, pharmacy, nursing and other well-established health professions. However, professions such as psychiatric mental health nursing and athletic training are not always included.  This webinar will present, and give examples of, how these professions can be included to add value to IPE programs.


  • Describe the philosophical overlap between interprofessional education competencies and recovery concepts
  • List barriers and solutions as well as advantages of  distance delivery of IPE content
  • Discuss results of the first two cohorts of RIDE students, and how those results will inform future IPE offerings
  • Describe the profession of Athletic Training and the interprofessional nature of education and clinical practice in the field.
  • Describe how inclusion of Athletic Training faculty and students can enhance IPE initiatives.
  • Describe specific examples of how Athletic Training programs have included Interprofessional Education into the professional preparation of their students.


Tackling Complex Health Problems through Non-Traditional Alliances: What happens when architects and heathcare students come together? | Dr. Gerri LambJames Shraiky

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Moving outside the traditional domains of healthcare in IPE can lead to new ways of thinking and solving problems – and can be life-altering for students. The speakers provide examples of students from architecture and healthcare teaming up to design healthcare facilities and programs together in Rwanda and downtown Phoenix. They offer examples of combining teaching tools and strategies from multiple design disciplines including architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design with diverse healthcare professions to increase collaboration and creativity.


  • Examine how working with non-traditional disciplines like architecture and design contributes to more robust and productive IPE experiences for healthcare students.
  • Discuss examples of extraordinary solutions to complex health problems when healthcare, architecture and design students engage in IPE together.


Developing and Sustaining Interprofessional Learning and Collaborative Practice through Organizational Change | Dr. Mayumi Willgerodt, Dr. Joel H. Berg |

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Many health professions schools and academic health centers are required to include IPE as a standard part of their curricula. Educators and practitioners have been creative in developing interprofessional learning opportunities but didactic and clinical experiences are often not explicitly linked, resulting in many stand-alone or short-term activities. Collaborative practice initiatives have increased but more opportunities for IPE along the didactic-to-clinical-to-practice continuum are critically needed. Further, sustainability of these efforts remains a challenge. Integrating lasting opportunities for interprofessional learning requires multi-pronged strategies, organizational commitment, flexibility and a willingness to depart from traditional models of learning. This webnair will describe instructional and organizational strategies to ensure sustainability of interprofessional education initiatives using a case example from the University of Washington focused on pediatric oral health.


  • Identify strategies for developing successful and sustainable interprofessional learning opportunities
  • Describe how principles of organizational change may be applied to promote interprofessional learning and collaborative practice in oral health


Exploring Implicit Bias in Interprofessional Education and Practice | Dr. Margaret Stuber, Dr. Janice Sabin

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Implicit or unconscious assumptions and biases challenge collaborative work within interprofessional teams and affect health equity for the population. Although pattern recognition is used by all healthcare professionals in their work, the results of assumptions made on the basis of past experience can be a hazard to our patient’s health. Women can be undertreated for heart disease, wealthy people may not be tested for HIV, or people of certain cultures may be undertreated for pain. Similarly, assumptions about people in specific professional fields may shape the way we interact, limiting the efficacy of our teams.

This webinar will address the definition and science of implicit or unconscious bias, as well as its role in contributing to social determinants of health. We will use case examples to illustrate how unconscious bias affects clinical care, and discuss the research in this field.  We will present ways to mitigate the effects of unconscious bias in health care, including diverse input in clinical decision-making and team care. We will discuss how these ideas and objectives can be incorporated effectively into interprofessional education.


  • Review the science of implicit social cognition and define implicit associations
  • Describe situations in which unconscious bias may affect clinical care
  • Identify strategies to minimize the influence of unconscious bias on interactions with patients and other healthcare professionals



Faculty Development: Clinical and Community Preceptors | Dr. Sarah ShraderDr. Jana ZaudkeDr. Jean Nagelkerk

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Interprofessional education is becoming increasingly common in health professions’ pre-licensure curriculum.  As part of this education, students need “real” opportunities to see interprofessional collaborative practice role modeled and to practice “real” interprofessional team-based care.  This webinar responds to the Macy Foundation’s recent call for aligning interprofessional education and clinical practice redesign to achieve the Triple Aim.  We need preceptors (aka clinical educators) and clinical sites developed where students experience both interprofessional practice and education in live patient care environments.
This webinar will feature two universities approaches for developing preceptors to be interprofessional champions in the clinical environment.  Each case study will provide information on their approaches and materials, lessons learned, and strategies for success.
  • Identify the need for developing preceptors to align interprofessional education and clinical practice redesign.
  • Compare and contrast two cases studies that feature a variety of approaches and materials for preceptor development.
  • Discuss common barriers, lessons learned, and strategies for success regarding development of preceptors that are interprofessional champions. | May 08, 2015


Developing Faculty to Improve Quality of Care | Dr. Les HallDr. Linda Headrick 

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Although quality improvement (QI) initiatives have helped to improve health care outcomes and safety in recent years, many faculty members feel ill-equipped to teach improvement skills to learners. 

In this webinar, Dr. Linda Headrick and Dr. Les Hall will summarize a decade of experience in teaching QI to interprofessional health professions learners at the University of Missouri (Columbia, Mo). They will highlight faculty development strategies that accompanied a gradually enlarging portfolio of QI learning opportunities for health professions students, leading to an expanded pool of faculty members engaged in this arena.

The session will conclude with a brief description of two national initiatives, supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Association of American Medical Colleges, that seek to escalate the number of faculty leading education programs in quality improvement and patient safety.


  • Identify strategies to engage faculty members in the practice and teaching of quality improvement.
  • Articulate successful educational strategies to engage learners from multiple health professions in quality improvement initiatives.
  • Recognize how faculty members can use quality improvement as a means to simultaneously improve educational programs, improve systems of care and teach interprofessional teamwork. | April 07, 2015


Empowering Students. Empowering Communities: Interprofessional Campus to Community Learning Opportunities | Dr. Shelley Cohen KonradDr. Jennifer MortonDr. Kerry Dunn 

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This webinar describes two multifaceted interprofessional campus-to-community projects developed and executed in collaboration with community stakeholders and clinical partners.  The CHANNELS Project introduces students to competencies and skills for working with immigrant and refugee populations and community health outreach workers as members of the development team. The Cumberland County Jail Project brings students from multiple health professions together to learn with and from inmates about their health needs and perspectives. Innovative evaluation of these community-based learning models will be presented.


  • Describe the motivation for, and development of, interprofessional learning models connecting students with community-based programs and services.
  • Offer examples of successes and barriers represented by two different campus-to-community interprofessional learning opportunities aimed at building capacity and engaging communities.
  • Discuss student outcomes and evaluative findings that have informed the community-based learning model, their generalizability and next steps in their development. | March 05, 2015


Assessment of IPE to Move Beyond Attitudes: Featured tools and case studies from the field, Part 2 | , Dr. Amy BlueDr. Vernon CurranDr. Sarah Shrader 

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Development of national competencies for interprofessional education (IPE) has brought national attention to interprofessional collaboration (IPC). Most schools, training programs, and universities are implementing IPE to fulfill accreditation standards.  However, creating an assessment plan for IPE is also important.   The majority of scholarship around IPE has focused on changes in learners attitudes regarding IPC.  There has been intensifying interest to assess IPE beyond attitudinal measures.

We will use Barr’s modification of the Kirkpatrick evaluation framework to focus on other methods of assessment for IPE/IPC.  This webinar will be a two-part series that focuses on specific measurement tools and case studies from the field that will provide participants with information on how tools are developed, validated, and used to provide quality assessment data. | February 12, 2015


Assessment of IPE to Move Beyond Attitudes: Featured tools and case studies from the field, Part 1Dr. Erin Abu-Rish BlakeneyDr. Doug BrockDr. Sarah ShraderDr. LuAnn Wilkerson

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Development of national competencies for interprofessional education (IPE) has brought national attention to interprofessional collaboration (IPC). Most schools, training programs, and universities are implementing IPE to fulfill accreditation standards.  However, creating an assessment plan for IPE is also important.   The majority of scholarship around IPE has focused on changes in learners attitudes regarding IPC.  There has been intensifying interest to assess IPE beyond attitudinal measures.

We will use Barr’s modification of the Kirkpatrick evaluation framework to focus on other methods of assessment for IPE/IPC.  This webinar will be a two-part series that focuses on specific measurement tools and case studies from the field that will provide participants with information on how tools are developed, validated, and used to provide quality assessment data. | January 08, 2015


Creating a Culture of Interprofessionalism | Dr. Gail JensenDr. Barbara Maxwell, and Dr. Susan Tappert 

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Culture is one of the most important and often challenging elements in facilitating organizational change.   Integration and collaboration among health professions requires all of us to find creative and innovative ways to promote interprofessionalism. This webinar will focus on bridging both theory and practice in creating a culture of interprofessionalism. The webinar is designed to address the needs of educators, practitioners, leaders and policy makers and will be divided into the following three sections.

Loosely Coupled Systems: Academic and clinical organizations share the distinction of bringing together “professionals” with strong autonomous professional identities to do their work in what often results in a “loosely coupled organization.”  Interprofessionalism challenges organizations to assume a more tightly coupled system where collaborative care and a shared, collaborative team identity may be necessary to facilitate cultural change.

Contact Theory to develop IP groups: Contact Theory, has its origins in the work of Allport (1979) on intergroup prejudice. Allport suggested that bringing groups together was insufficient to reduce negative intergroup attitudes and stereotyping. Allport suggested several important conditions for contact which were articulated in the “Contact Hypothesis”. In this section we will describe the “Contact Hypothesis” and provide an example of how the theory was applied to the inception and development of an interprofessional collaborative consisting of faculty and patient / caregiver advocates drawn from four universities.

Self Defining Organization, Autopoiesis: In the third section of the presentation we will discuss the use of a structure of self defining organization to develop and expand a culture of interprofessionalism at a Health Sciences University. | November 05, 2014


Measures and Results from an Ambulatory, Interprofessional Team OSCE Project | Dr. Sheree Aston and Dr. David Dickter 

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As part of a five-year project with the California Geriatric Education Center at UCLA, and funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Western University of Health Sciences developed the Ambulatory Team Observed Structured Clinical Evaluation (ATOSCE). 

This activity has proven useful for training and/or individual evaluation as it consists of two simulated patient encounters in an ambulatory (outpatient) care setting. For the project, second- and third-year graduate health professions students participated in realistic scenarios involving a visit with an in-person patient/caregiver and telephone follow-up with other health providers. 

Our development was guided by the need for ambulatory care scenarios and the ability to assess individual performance within a collaborative care setting. This presentation will provide examples from the ATOSCE performance assessment tool, reliability findings and preliminary findings of performance levels among groups of students. As part of the HRSA grant, a follow-up toolkit will be made available for interested educators and researchers. | September 30, 2014


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.  The lack of such a planning process presents a significant barrier to increasing the number of CIPE programs in the United States. This webinar will describe a step-by-step process for integrating IPE into the existing CE planning process, and will illustrate this planning process with an example of a CIPE program completed at the University of Virginia to improve sepsis care by enhancing healthcare team collaboration. | May 13, 2014


Creating Exceptional Interprofessional Teaching and Learning in Clinical Settings:    The University of Toronto Journey | Mandy Lowe, Lynne Sinclair and Maria Tassone

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This webinar will focus 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. 

Facilitators Mandy Lowe, Lynne Sinclair and Maria Tassone will share their experience of bridging the clinical environment to promote IPE – their institutional story, bumps on the road and wisdom learned along the way.  The webinar is aimed at educators, practitioners, leaders, policy makers and others from across both academic and practice settings who are interested in learning more about embedding IPE into practice, as well as strategies for successful leadership, impact and sustainability. | April 17, 2014

Developing interprofessional education collaboration across multiple institutions (Universities, Professional Schools, Clinics, & Health Systems) | Heather A. Davidson, PhD, Bonnie M. Miller, MD, and Linda D. Norman, RN, FAAN  

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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. VPIL places teams of four novice students, representing medicine and nursing from Vanderbilt University, pharmacy from Lipscomb and Belmont Universities, and social work from the Mid-Tennessee Collaborative at Tennessee State University in primarily ambulatory clinical settings for one half day a week over the course of two years. In addition to their clinic experience, the teams come together for other learning activities in classroom and simulation center settings and participate in a week-long immersion course that takes place prior to the home program orientations. Planning for VPIL began in 2008. We received a Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation award in 2010 and proceeded to enter our first cohort. As of 2014, 39 interprofessional student teams have participated in our program. | March 4, 2014


VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education: Transforming Interprofessional Education, Practice and Collaboration | Stuart Gilman, MD, MPH and Kathryn Wirtz Rugen, PhD, FNP-BC  

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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. CoEPCE implementation emphasizes four core curricular domains: shared decision-making, sustained relationships, interprofessional collaboration, and performance improvement.  These models allow interprofessional learners a longitudinal learning experience and sustained, continuous relationships with patients, faculty, clinic staff and peer learners.  Successes, challenges and lessons learned from this initiative will be presented. | February 11, 2014


University of Virginia Clinically-Relevant IPE Simulations and Objective Assessment Tools | Valentina Brashers, MD, FACP, FNAP

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Under the leadership of Drs. Valentina Brashers, John Owen, Leslie Blackhall, and Jeanne Erickson, the University of Virginia (UVa) has become nationally recognized for its Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation-funded work developing clinically-relevant IPE simulations based on the creation of Collaborative Care Best Practices Models (CCBPMs). Currently, four IPE simulations have been developed using this approach and have been integrated into the clinical/clerkship year where they are required for all third year medical and nursing students. CCBPMS also form the basis for longitudinal assessment of learner competencies using Collaborative Behaviors Observational Assessment Tools (CBOATs) and Interprofessional Teamwork Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (ITOSCEs). This webinar will describe the step-by-step UVA method for creating these IPE activities, provide preliminary results from assessments, and discuss lessons learned toward implementation at other institutions. | January 22, 2014


Institutionalizing IPE? Things You Should Consider | Andrea Pfiefle, EdD, Sharon Turner, DDS, JD, and James Ballard, MS Ed

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The IHI Triple Aim challenges us to prepare practice-ready graduates who work together to improve the patient experience, improve the health of populations, and reduce healthcare costs. But health profession education programs committed to transforming curricula to teach proficiency with interprofessional collaborative practice competencies face multiple challenges at the individual, program, and institutional levels. Grounded in four years of experience, this panel will reflect on the process of institutionalizing interprofessional education and building meaningful, cross-college collaborative partnerships that have transcended multiple administrative changes at the institutional level and grown to become the foundation of a core interprofessional longitudinal curriculum at the University of Kentucky. | November 18, 2013 


Getting Started in IPE?  Things you Should Consider | Wendy Rheault, PT, PhD and Susan Tappert, PT, DPT

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In 2004, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS), in response to the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation that healthcare care professionals work in interprofessional teams, created a course to educate all first year students from distinct healthcare programs to work together in interprofessional teams of 14 to 15 with a faculty/administration facilitator. In this webinar, Wendy Rheault, PT, PhD, and Susan Tappert, PT, DPT, will share the experiences of the University over the last 10 years while presenting a primer for universities and colleges who are new to interprofessional education. Topics such as assessing your university’s readiness for interprofessional education, developing a start-up plan or plan to redesign your current program, designing the interprofessional program, faculty development and leadership are among the topics that will be presented. | October 30, 2013


An Institutional Case Study: Providing Interprofessional Education at a Satellite Campus | Sheree Aston, OD, MA, PhD and John Tegzes, MA VMD, DABVT

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Western University of Health Sciences, a community based academic health center located in southern California, developed and implemented a comprehensive interprofessional education (IPE) program in 2009.  An IPE program was required for its nine entry level health professional programs which included osteopathic medicine.  In 2011, the University opened a satellite osteopathic medicine program at a new campus in a rural area of central Oregon.  This webinar will give insights into an approach to provide meaningful interprofessional experiences for the satellite program students. | September 05, 2013


Developing a Culture for Interprofessional Education: A Case Study | Christine Arenson, MD, Kevin Lyons, PhD, FASAHP and Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN, CDE, ANEF

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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. Using the Culture Change Model of Kezar and Eckel as a framework, and TJU and JCIPE as an exemplar case study, the presenters will  describe key learning, faculty, and organizational focused factors that have contributed to sustained IPE success. They will also address how faculty and students have developed curriculum and IPE evaluation strategies designed to support five core strategies to support successful change in academic institutions. | April 2, 2013


Interprofessionalism in Practice: What are the Barriers and Incentives? | Everette James, JD, MBA

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Everette James, JD, MBA, will share his experience regulating the hospitals and nursing homes as Pennsylvania Secretary of Health, where he led expansion of the scope of practice for advanced practice professionals. He will discuss the research underway at the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute to measure the impact of team-based care delivery in both inpatient and community settings. | March 13, 2013


The Education-Practice Nexus | Barbara Brandt, PhD and Mark Earnest, MD

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Drs. Earnest and Brandt are co-leading an initiative to explore and define elements of a new “Nexus” of practice and higher education aligned with health systems transformation. This initiative is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as well as support for a Josiah Macy Jr.-funded commissioned paper. Through facilitated dialogue, academic and practice partners are defining their shared vision and goals to create a true collaboration between education and practice. The work is important to and closely aligned with a primary focus of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.

This webinar, The Education-Practice Nexus, will share early thinking, approaches and findings based upon work at the University of Minnesota and the University of Colorado. | February 20, 2013


Developing Faculty to Teach Interprofessional Team-based Care | Leslie Hall, MD

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Leslie Hall, MD, of the University of Missouri School of Medicine and Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the University of Washington, will kick-off the 2012 - 2013 AIHC webinar series with a discussion of interprofessional education and faculty development. | December 12, 2012


Building Organizational Capacity for IPE: The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Example | Amy Blue, PhD

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Dr. Amy Blue discusses an institutional example of interprofessional education (IPE) implementation at one institution, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, South Carolina.  The framework of building organizational capacity is used to illustrate the conditions needed for establishment of institutional initiatives, such as IPE.   Key elements for building organizational capacity, including governance, structure and infrastructure, policies and processes, communication and information sharing, and strategies for culture change are highlighted in this case study, with the purpose to inform other institutions embarking on development of IPE about possible approaches for their own efforts. | October 11, 2011


Support for the AIHC webinar series is provided by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.