Over the last three years, faculty and staff members of the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education’s Racial and Social Justice Taskforce (RSJT) have worked together to actualize the interconnectedness of interprofessional collaborative practice and the advancement of anti-racism in health education and practice. To aid in this work, the team created a curriculum self-study tool, intended to guide critical thinking and facilitate idea generation around issues of racial and social justice within and across the Center’s interprofessional education (IPE) programs. The tool encourages users to reflect on opportunities and strengths within each program relative to diverse representation, health disparities, assumptions and stereotypes, and inclusive learning environments, and to enact corresponding changes. Its use is meant to enable the creation of a trackable action plan to ensure that the Center’s staff and faculty are explicitly aware of, and working toward, racial and social justice in all our endeavors. Programs are required to complete the tool and update their action plans every two years to reinforce the principle that the work towards anti-racism needs to be continuous.
Each of our Center’s program teams, comprised of faculty and staff members, completed the self-study tool in the spring and summer of 2022. The teams discussed their reflections and action plans with the RSJT, updated their plans based on the feedback received, and implemented changes over the course of the 2022-2023 academic year. This lighting talk will describe action items identified and implemented by the program teams over the past year, plans for future changes, and considerations for evaluating the impact of the implemented changes. Action plan items most commonly pertained to changes intended to foster an inclusive learning environment, support faculty development related to racial and social justice, enhance diverse representation, and call attention to health inequities and their causes.
This talk addresses the theme of “Interprofessional Collaboration to Address Health Equity, Racism, and Bias” and the priority “Identification and addressing of factors beyond clinical care that affect the health of individuals, communities, and populations” by sharing the impact of incorporating a racial and social justice self-study tool on the programming at an IPE center. Ultimately, we hope the tool will serve as a resource to help raise users’ confidence in their abilities to address issues of racial and social justice, foster more inclusive learning environments, and build stronger, more trusting teams.
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.