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Collaboration and Communication in Healthcare: Principles of Interprofessional Practice. Year Developed: 2016. Source: University of California, San Francisco, Interprofessional Education Program. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate Introductory. Length: Series; varying lengths..

Annotation: Interprofessional collaborative practice is key to safe, high quality, accessible, patient-centered care. This course aims to introduce health professions learners to the fundamental principles and skills for effective interprofessional collaborative practice. This course is comprised of five modules consisting of 6-10 segments each. The five modules are available to be used consecutively or as stand-alone content. Module 1: What’s it all about? Introducing core interprofessional education concepts. (7 videos) Module 2: Who is on my team? Understanding the roles and abilities of different health professions. (6 videos) Module 3: How will our work get done? Understanding task distribution, accountability, and communication. (8 videos) Module 4: How do we tackle challenges? Conflict management and negotiation. (9 videos) Module 5: How can we work together? Leadership and membership in teams. (10 videos)

Learning Objectives: • Explore the benefits of interprofessional collaboration for patients and providers. • Discuss some of the forces that are moving healthcare towards greater interprofessional collaboration. • Describe the roles and scope of practice for different healthcare professionals Introduce key skills to enhance communication, collaboration and conflict management. • Explore team leadership and membership.

The Importance of Data to Public Health and Health Care Collaborations. Year Developed: 2015. Source: The Practical Playbook; de Beaumont Foundation. Presenter(s): Brian C. Castrucci. Type: Video. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: 5 minutes.

Annotation: Practical Playbook Steering Committee Member and Chief Program and Strategy Officer at the de Beaumont Foundation, Brian C. Castrucci, discusses the data limitations impacting public health and how we can improve access to and the use of data.

Collaboration and Action to Improve Child Health Systems – A Toolkit for State Leaders. Year Developed: 2011. Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: n.a.. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: n.a..

Annotation: This toolkit provides knowledge and skills to map a child health system. It provides an approach to mapping (i.e., drawing) the child health system in a state so state leaders can better envision the flow of services and funding that support access to care for children and families and identify opportunities for improvement. It contains system diagrams and discussion questions on the following topics: the Title V agency role in ensuring child health; Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program (EPSDT) mandates on collaboration and outreach to families; medical and dental homes; EPSDT screening visits; linkages, case management, and care coordination; care for children with special health care needs; Medicaid managed care; and public-private and interagency collaboration. Sample scenarios are provided to guide discussion, and tips on designing and facilitating a state leadership workshop are included.

Building Bridges Across the Professions: Promoting Successful Intraprofessional Collaborations. Year Developed: 2011. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Jaime Lester, PhD. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Advanced. Length: 108 minutes. Listing of all courses

Annotation: 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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