Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Hubs: Synergizing Academia and Community Partners to Address Complex Care Needs
Academic and community partnerships have the potential to create win-win scenarios for interprofessional learners, patients, and community members. This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn from the experience of the four Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative Hubs, supported by the Camden Coalition and National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. This workshop will provide all participants the opportunity to develop action-oriented goals for their own interprofessional academic-community partnerships.
Academic and community organizations have a long history of working together to educate students and give back to the community. These relationships, although well-intentioned, do not always produce effective win-win situations for either organization or participating students and community members. The didactic presentation (15 minutes) will describe the experiences of the four Hubs in deploying and advancing Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Programs, including engaging with patients, families and community partners; the role and potential of academic-community partnerships to train the next generation of interprofessional healthcare teams; the use of health systems data and student learning outcomes; and the perspectives of the rising generation facilitated by a Student Hotspotting participant.
Learning activities (35 minutes) will have attendees breaking into small groups, facilitated by Hub representatives, to work through questions focused on their own communities. Topics will include how and where complex care can benefit from academia and community partnerships, identifying action items for exploring and connecting with potential community partners, and determining evaluation strategies for student learning, patient outcomes and partnership health.
Attendees will receive a guide with the following questions, to prompt full engagement and application of the workshop learning in their own communities:
1. Consider the ways complex care can benefit from academia and community organizations in your community. Identify 2-3 places in the complex care continuum where academia and community organizations/agencies intersect. Think beyond the traditional health care delivery and health services. 2. Name 2-3 potential partners who you could work with at these academic-community intersections.
3. How can you connect with these partners?
4. What is one action you can take this week to engage one potential partner in a conversation about complex care in your community? What are the additional actions you can take to create conversations about complex care partnerships between community organizations/agencies and academic programs/institutions?
A large group debrief (10 minutes) will solicit key takeaways from each table facilitator and attendees via a large group debrief and attendees will be further encouraged to craft an individual action plan to implement following the conference. This will allow attendees to gather information and lead to actionable steps and follow-up on connections made during the session.
1. Identify how community-based interprofessional education can promote student learning while address complex care needs.
2. Consider evaluation strategies and outcomes data for determining the success and needs of academic-community partnerships.
3. Identify action-items for exploring and connecting with potential community partners.