CANCELED: Interprofessional Education Experience: Rural Public Health Featuring Massachusetts State Senator Jo Comerford

Massachusetts State Senator Jo Comerford

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 -
9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Campus Center Auditorium

**In line with UMass policies to preserve the safety of our community, the SPHHS regretfully announces that the SPHHS 2020 IPE experience has been canceled.**

The School of Public Health and Health Sciences will host its Spring 2020 Interprofessional Education (IPE) experience on Tuesday, April 14, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon in the Campus Center Auditorium. This year's topic will be "Rural Public Health" and the event will feature Massachusetts State Senator Jo Comerford.

Prior to this event, students should complete the assigned the assigned readings:

Please see the information sheet or email Risa Silverman for more details about this year’s IPE event.

About the IPE requirement:

The SPHHS is committed to offering students Interprofessional Education experiences. Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when two or more professions learn with, about, and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. In recognition of the importance of interprofessional collaborative practice in the workplace, accreditation bodies for multiple health professions, including public health, require students to engage in IPE as part of their educational programs.

The proven benefits of IPE and interprofessional teams include:

  • Preparing students from different health professions to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Fostering better health outcomes – higher quality patient care, lower healthcare costs, decreased lengths of inpatient stays, and reduced medical errors
  • Building stronger health systems – more effective communication, higher levels of coordination in care, and better understanding of roles among health professionals

In the on-campus MPH program, students complete the IPE requirement while enrolled in their MPH Project course (696D).