The success of community-based clinical learning environments is dependent on meaningful and sustainable academic-community partnerships. This lightning talk will review the strategic solutions established by the Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW), an interprofessional student-driven, faculty-guided initiative. The approach optimizes student learning outcomes in a series of three interprofessional education and experiential-learning courses. The courses, launched in 2019, aimed to progressively build knowledge, skills, and beliefs/attitudes with seven competencies: Values/Ethics, Roles/Responsibilities, Interprofessional Communication, and Teams and Teamwork (IPEC), social determinants of health (SDoH), health and healthcare disparities, and leading interprofessionally. Partnerships with community programs advance SHOW’s mission to facilitate the health of vulnerable populations in our community through excellence and innovation in interprofessional education, service, practice, and research.
Establishing mutually beneficial university-wide academic-community partnerships is a complex process that requires a systematic approach to assessing potential partners, developing agreements, coordinating the logistics of the learning environment, and evaluating the partnership to continuously grow benefits to both the learner and the community. Upon completion of this session participants will be able outline the elements and outcomes at each stage of the process:
-Review and select community partners- a team approach
-Establish university-wide agreements- inclusive of all learners
-Onboard students- preparing for diverse learning environments
-Coordinate faculty-guided, community-facilitated learning experiences - alignment with learning level and outcomes,
-Evaluation methods (e.g., Assessment for Collaborative Environments (ACE-15)
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.