Interprofessional (IP) champions of the Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) designed an experiential-learning course (the second in a three-course series) in collaboration with a local community organization dedicated to serving unsheltered elders. Undergraduate student teams collaborate with clients to develop interventions aimed at addressing their unique social determinants of health (SDoH) using the Camden Coalition’s Hotspotting COACH Model.(1) This innovative course required development of practice sites outside of traditional clinical learning environment placements to introduce early learners to vulnerable populations and IP competencies prior to health profession socialization. Over the course of the fifteen-week semester, undergraduate students immerse themselves in the intersections between vulnerable populations, SDoH, and health disparities via completion of five modules and a once per week on-site clinical experience. The modules and on-site huddles with faculty practitioners support IP practice skill competencies and provide students with applicable evidenced-based practice interventions. Faculty meet monthly with community organization stakeholders to update and problem solve challenges. The class meets both clinical and internship requirements and has been adopted on over 18 course maps across three colleges. Additional community partners are interested in receiving services, and SHOW, with its academic affiliations, is working on increasing student enrollment to be able to support the number of clients on the waiting list. With undergraduate students “hungry” to work with “patients,” this model proved to be a great venue for both early learner students and non-traditional placements who were able to support this level of student, as measured by ICCAS(2) and ACE-15(3) surveys. This Lightning Talk describes a new, innovative nexus experience and discusses what all stakeholders, including early learners placed in non-traditional community health care settings, learned about SDoH, team-based practice, and nexus partnerships.
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.