Lightning Talk Description: Description of a team-based approach initiative for hypertension and cholesterol control between a mentor (Interprofessional Federally Qualified Health Center) and a mentee (pro-bono, student-initiated Interprofessional Community Clinic (ICC)). Clinics are located in Medically Underserved Areas (MUA) of Chicago and serve medically underserved and ethnically diverse patient populations. Patient care services offered at the clinics include medical, dental, social work, behavioral health, and nutrition services. Supporting and improving health equity is central to the mission of both clinics. The initiative involved four one-on-one, hour-long meetings with the mentor and mentee and the development of a new team-based approach for hypertension and cholesterol control.
The selected Summit theme will be addressed through a discussion of relationship-building and partnership across practice and will present a model of interprofessional practice to improve outcomes.
A summary of lessons learned as a result of three virtual and one in-person mentor-mentee meeting between representatives from two interprofessional clinics serving underserved and uninsured patients will be presented. Presenters will share best practices for ways to optimize hypertension and cholesterol control through the incorporation of team-based practice. In-depth consideration of factors beyond clinical care affecting patient health will be presented, including but not limited to solutions to overcome financial, transportation, and child-care barriers. The newly created team-based approach by the mentee organization will be presented along with outcome data. A call to action for attendees to consider similar mentor-mentee initiatives at their own organization will be presented. Authors will provide actionable steps to attendees to construct and implement a similar initiative at their organizations that will consider their unique needs and goals.
Meaningful engagement and involvement with the community and patients through outreach efforts and patient-centered approaches represent central tenets of the clinics’ mission and vision. Management of chronic diseases like hypertension and dyslipidemia demands increased attention to social determinants of health and patient-specific factors to optimize control.
A second-year medical student is a co-author. She currently serves as the Executive Officer of Finance at the ICC clinic. The new team-based approach will report measurable health outcomes and impact on IP teams. The focus will be on best practices for caring for the vulnerable patient population through an interprofessional practice approach to meet the Quadruple Aim.
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.