April Newton, PT, DPT, PhD, FNAP
Director of Interprofessional Practice Development
Indiana University, Interprofessional Practice and Education Center
Dr. April D. Newton is Director of Interprofessional Practice Development at the Indiana University Interprofessional Practice and Education Center. She is an assistant professor of clinical family medicine in the IU School of Medicine and an adjunct assistant professor in the department of physical therapy. In addition, Dr. Newton’s roles include developing and integrating interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) curricula; promoting and developing innovative interprofessional clinical training models; and collaborating with clinical faculty, healthcare providers, and staff at healthcare facilities with team-based care. In addition, she leads the Comprehensive Pain Assessment Clinic and Transition of Care Clinic.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The intended learning objectives for attendees are to: 1. Explain “Strategic Doing” as a leadership model for building collaborations2. Explore strategies for the development and implementation of events aimed at enhancing rural healthcare access and health literacy3. Discuss an approach to engage students with IPECP4. Discuss evaluation methodologiesRural Americans face health disparities (e.g., food deserts, environmental barriers to physical activity, and access to quality health care) which negatively impact their physical and mental well-being. Rural community members are also more…