A How-To Exploration of the Creation of the Center for Interprofessional Health
This seminar is designed to explore one large academic institution’s recent centralization of interprofessional efforts through the creation of a university-wide Center for Interprofessional Health. Participants will consider a variety of factors including institutional leadership buy-in, Center leadership models, faculty and staff roles in the Center, creation of an Executive Committee, strategic planning, curricular development, operational decision-making structures, branding, web and social media presence, and more. The journey and lessons learned in the implementation of the Center for Interprofessional Health align directly with the Nexus Summit theme “Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice and Education” through connections to and impacts on interprofessional curriculum, student and provider workplace learning models, student-led collaborations, system-level interprofessional initiatives, and many other areas of education and practice.
Through session attendance, participants will: 1) Increase knowledge of the myriad of complex factors considered in launching a university-wide interprofessional Center; 2) Explore interprofessional Center leadership models and key stakeholders identified by presenters and evaluate the possibilities and key players in their own institutional context; and 3) Consider the strategic plan and priority initiatives established by the presenters and generate or refine their own set of broad goals or initiatives within their institutional context. Participants will be able to immediately apply content and actionable strategies to actively explore and/or enhance a centralized interprofessional approach, with the additional opportunity to network with each other to expand ideas and lessons learned by other participants. Discussions will focus on solution-oriented strategies to address barriers and intentionally collaborate across areas to develop faculty, students, and communities in the interprofessional space. Active learning strategies include partner, small group, and large group case-based critique and brainstorming within presenter and participant institutional contexts; individualized worksheet completion; interactions with Mentimeter; and question and answer exchange.
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.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
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™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
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.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
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.