This Lightening Talk will describe how to develop and sustain a university and healthcare organization collaborative which can promote and support interprofessional education, practice, and research.
Tell the story of the Arizona Nexus’s creation, disruption and resumption:
The Arizona Nexus is a statewide collaborative between universities and healthcare organizations. The Arizona Nexus began as a pioneer Nexus Innovations Network member with the National Center, accelerating innovation through funding projects, establishing a shared vision, engaging leadership and the development of statewide conferences. Leadership solicited volunteers to take over the meetings and conferences. The COVID Pandemic caused a delay in the resumption of meetings, however two of the volunteers met and re-convened the Arizona Nexus virtually in 8/2021. Since then the Arizona Nexus has met monthly. Leadership has worked to improve the value of the meetings and to grow the membership.
Share key lessons we learned in sustaining a statewide collaborative without funding:
o Keep sustainability at the fore
o Keep things simple
o Let people vote with their feet
o Invite new people in
o Focus on easy wins to generate momentum
o Go where the energy is
o When in doubt, try things out
o People want to share what they know to help others advance
This talk will address the Summit themes: Interprofessional Learning for Collaborative Practice and Education and Partnerships Advancing Care with People and Communities. In the Arizona Nexus, a partnership between universities and healthcare organizations, interprofessional faculty learn from guest speakers and one another, advancing interprofessionalism.
As this talk does not fulfill the priority criteria directly. This talk seeks to contribute to the historical documentation of interprofessional efforts as well as to provide those who would seek to develop or revive an interprofessional collaborative with lessons learned and a mental framework for this undertaking.
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.