Interprofessional Practice and Education Through a One Health Lens
Seminar Description: Interprofessional Education (IPE) has become a key focus in the curricula of health professions, including veterinary medicine. The broad purpose of IPE is to provide educational opportunities between two or more professions that lead to current and future collaboration to improve patient and client care and health outcomes. One of the challenges of implementing IPE programs that include veterinary medicine is understanding the role of the veterinarian in the health team. The One Health initiative, with its focus on interprofessional collaboration, shares many similar themes with IPE and is widely utilized in veterinary medical education. This seminar will focus on how IPE can leverage One Health concepts and improve inclusion of veterinary medicine and other non-traditional professions such as environmental science and ecosystem health.
One Health is an approach that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment. As populations grow and expand into new geographic areas, close contact with animals and their environments provides more opportunities for diseases to pass between animals and people. The recent COVID-19 pandemic is an example of a disease with transmission factors in humans, animals, and the environment. Organizations that focus on One Health competencies, often adopt the same competency frameworks used in interprofessional work because the core concepts involve bringing multiple professions together, fostering effective collaboration and team work, to improve health outcomes. Focusing One Health and IPE on issues surrounding zoonotic diseases, water and food security, antimicrobial resistance, and the impact of societal, environmental, and climatic factors are in alignment with the expressed goals of improving care and health outcomes.
Addressing the theme of Building the IPE Case Through Information, Evidence and Outcomes, inclusion of One Health concepts and practitioners, especially those connected to veterinary medicine and environmental science, will expand the reach of IPE work. This session intends to leverage the relationship in advancing IPE through One Health in curricula across the nation, especially including programs of veterinary medicine. Panelists from multiple institutions will share experiences and best-practices for incorporating topics related to human, animal, and environmental health into IPE curricula. Active learning will be encouraged through the use of short polls spliced between speakers and an interactive virtual whiteboard that tracks visually the links between IPE and One Health. Participants will be invited to share and reflect on their experience with One Health and veterinary medicine and methods they can utilize to incorporate One Health topics into existing IPE programs.
Learning objectives and actionable skills:
• Define One Health and interpret how One Health and IPE are similar.
• Analyze how One Health concepts can be incorporated into interprofessional curricula.
• Envision an action plan for the development/integration of One Health-focused IPE at participant’s university or organization
This seminar is submitted on behalf of the Clinical and Translational Science Award One Health Alliance (COHA), a consortium of veterinary schools that facilitates implementation of IPE. The collective expertise allows successful interprofessional interactions in a One Health context.
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.