Lightning Talk Description: Each year, the CLARION Case Competition engages learners from across the country in interprofessional, team-based problem solving around an issue in healthcare practice and systems. The CLARION Board is a University of Minnesota student leadership group, supported by the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs(CHIP), that has guided and implemented the competition for over 20 years. Wanting to make meaningful contributions to change in healthcare, the Student Board has been working with faculty advisors toward a case competition model that provides direct benefit to healthcare organizations. As such, CLARION cases have moved from fictionalized accounts to cases based on current issues in partner healthcare organizations.
In 2023, CLARION student leaders and UMN health science staff and faculty advisors partnered with staff and practitioners at the Community University Healthcare Center (CUHCC), a FQHC whose mission is: Transforming Care and Education to Advance Health Equity. The group worked together to build a case that would both challenge learners and meet a need in the clinical environment.
The 2023 case was titled “Bringing Shared Visits to Primary Care: A Pilot Project at the Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC).” Students were challenged to design a shared visit model for CUHCC that addressed social determinants of health and the Quadruple Aim. Nine universities nationally worked with teams of learners to problem solve for a salient challenge at CUHCC: refining a pilot project of shared visits involving multiple learners and professionals to best serve their patient population. In April 2023, the top representatives from each university presented their work to a panel of judges, including CUHCC leaders.
Our partnership resulted in approximately 100 students across the country working in interprofessional teams to contribute ideas and solutions that progress CUHCC’s interprofessional practice and educational goals. We’re now working together to reflect on the contributions students made and how this could impact CUHCC’s pilot program.
This lightning talk will outline: 1) the process of partnership building between CLARION and CUHCC, 2) the identification of a case topic that could be meaningfully addressed by learners and provide CUHCC with new insight, 4) an overview of the interprofessional collaborative writing process, 5) the involvement of CUHCC leaders in case review and judging, and 6) a reflection on student work and contributions to CUHCC.
We will conclude with suggestions for participants interested in student leadership in interprofessional case writing and partnerships that can benefit community sites from case study work.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (National Center OICPD). The National Center OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Provider, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
The National Center OICPD (JA#: 4008105) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs).
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Learners can claim CE credit by completing the Daily Evaluation.