Tuesday, April 14, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Campus Center Auditorium
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:
- Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). 2015. Population Health across All Professions Expert Panel Report. Washington, DC: ASPPH.
- Joint Committee on Public Health, Rural Caucus, Franklin Regional Council of Governments, Baystate Health, Cooley Dickinson Health Care. (2019). ‘Rural Public Health: A Path Forward.’ In Minutes of Rural Public Health Symposium 18 October 2019. Greenfield, MA: John W. Olver Transit Center .
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).