142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Interprofessional Education in Public Health Nursing: A Neighborhood Clinical Experience Model

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 : 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Launa Rae Mathews, MS, RN, COHN-S , School of Nursing, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
Heather Voss, MSN, RN , School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University, Ashland, OR
I-CAN (Interprofessional Care Access Network) is a grant-funded collaborative program for clinical practice and education that enhances the health care experience, improves population health outcomes, and reduces health care costs for disadvantaged and underserved patients, families and populations within a neighborhood.  Within I-CAN, interprofessional students provide support for individual residents of the neighborhood and focus on resident-identified population health needs that support health and well being for all residents in the neighborhood.  Under supervision of clinical faculty, students collaborate in care teams to identify and address service gaps and barriers related to social determinants of health. These experiences through the I-CAN framework provide authentic clinical learning experiences about people within the context of their neighborhoods and create a framework for preparing future public health nurses.  Local public health departments are not resourced to support previously used preceptor models for preparing the public health nursing (PHN) workforce. The I-CAN framework gives students an opportunity to actualize the role of the public health nursing within a neighborhood without constraints from existing public health role descriptions. The I-CAN model provides a team-based practice that evolves in parallel with the changing healthcare environment and prepares students with vision and skill for managing an evolving practice environment that incorporates the context of  people’s lives and neighborhoods into their healthcare plans.

Learning Areas:

Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related education
Public health or related nursing
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Explain I-CAN (Interprofessional Care Access Network) as a framework for interprofessional education in public health nursing. Describe implications of interprofessional education collaborative practice (IPE-CP) for public health nursing.

Keyword(s): Partnerships, Nursing Education

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am faculty at OHSU School of Nursing and clinical coordinator for a course in Population-Based Care for baccalaureate and accelerated baccalaureate nursing students. In this role I was integral to the development of a HRSA-funded interprofessional care access network (I-CAN) project referenced in the abstract and currently serve as project manager for I-CAN. I chair the I-CAN Interprofessional Practice committee at OHSU.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.