Building Bridges Across the Professions: Promoting Successful Intraprofessional Collaborations

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Date Developed: 03/30/2011. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Jaime Lester, PhD. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Advanced. Length: 108 minutes.


The presenter of this webinar, and author of several books in the field, discusses ways to promote successful collaborations using a comprehensive approach that addresses the role of culture and leadership as well as interpersonal dynamics. She presents the logic for promoting intraprofessional collaborations in organizations; the advantages and disadvantages of collaboration; and, the role of organizational structure. The majority of the discussion is focused on a model that explains ways to use organizational mission, networks, values, structures, rewards, and learning to promote interprofessional collaborations.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss the rationale for the importance of collaboration.

• Describe the advantages and challenges of collaboration.

• Discuss the role of organizational structure and culture.

• Present a model for collaboration.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.