Lorraine Alexander, DrPH
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lorraine Alexander, DrPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health (UNC GSGPH). She is Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice for UNC GSGPH and is a member of the university-wide Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice. Dr. Alexander co-teaches three interprofessional courses PUBH 810 “Population Health in Health Care”, PUBH 811 “Population Health in Healthcare: Field Experience”, and NURS 799 “Population Health: Interprofessional Management in a Changing Healthcare System”. She also co-developed continuing education the population health and interprofessional training modules for health care professionals in rural healthcare settings.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Step by Step—Developing a Strategic Plan for Institutionalizing Interprofessional Education and Practice
Workshop Description:Designing quality interprofessional education and practice experiences requires top-down support. The recent 2019 guidance from the Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative encourages institutional leaders to develop a systematic approach to foster IPE and engage with academic and community partners. This workshop will address the theme of Quality Interprofessional Education and Accreditation by providing an overview of a strategic planning framework that participants can adapt to their own institution in order to develop sustainable IPE relationships. Our team will…
The Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative: Engaging Partners Through Interprofessional Education and Practice
The Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI) takes a multifaceted approach to maximize the Quadruple Aim through interprofessional quality improvement work, responding to the increasing rural workforce needs in North Carolina, and developing interprofessional collaboration opportunities by creating a unique experience where healthcare professionals and students work as a team to implement population health interventions to improve care, and expose students to the unique needs of rural North Carolina. The RIPHI is comprised of three components: 1) training modules focused on…