Laura Pettersen, MS
Scenic Rivers AHEC
Laura Pettersen serves as the Executive Director of Scenic Rivers Area Health Education Center (AHEC). She has been working on IPE initiatives for the last four years. Laura's background in education and last six years with AHEC lend themselves well to supporting IPE activities. Working across a ten county region, Scenic Rivers AHEC is a natural convener of health professions programs and healthcare organizations to support Interprofessional Education and Practice.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional practice (IPP) directly promote the achievement of a healthier and more fiscally responsible healthcare system, by enabling a framework that prepares all professionals in healthcare to work together across disciplines to collaborate more effectively and creatively. To that end, I.M.P.A.C.T. IPE 1.0 was held in the spring of 2016. Now in its fourth year, the program has brought together over 250 undergraduate and graduate students from six disciplines to engage in collaborative based care of standardized patients. Faculty from these…