Bruce Barker
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
Bruce Barker has participated as a Health Partner (HP) for the past two years. As a HP, Mr. Barker enjoys interacting with students from various programs and backgrounds. In this process, Mr. Barker has learned more about his health journey and the goals of collaborative practice. Additionally, Mr. Barker is honored to be a part of the students’ educational journey.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The core centerpiece of interprofessional practice is the patient/client or community. Therefore, it is foundational to include the community in interprofessional education opportunities. Since the 2017-18 academic year, pre-professional students have engaged in a community-based education experience known as the Health Partner (HP) project. HPs are individuals living in the community who are willing to support the education of students as they develop interprofessional collaborative practice skills. The proposed Seminar will provide an overview of the HP project, student perspectives of…