Over the past four years, the health science schools at the University of Michigan have devoted considerable effort towards developing, growing, and sustaining an intentional interprofessional education (IPE) program. IPE offerings are designed to bring our health science students together to learn with, from, and about each other so they are better prepared to achieve the triple aim in healthcare (improved patient experience of care and the health of populations, and reduced per capita cost of healthcare). As the number of IPE offerings has expanded, it has become clear that an effective and efficient system to manage the data surrounding IPE offerings is needed. This project will involve developing a comprehensive database and associated reporting tools and dashboards so that IPE efforts are more accessible to all involved parties. It is also designed to build a sustainable infrastructure that will be used to track and monitor IPE offerings and the growth of IPE efforts overall.
The commenting period for this IP-X Diamond Opportunity is now closed.
Interprofessional Exchange (IP-X) Research Stimulus Pilot Grants to study interprofessional educational outcomes.
Up to four Mini Cubes ($15K) will be awarded. These cubes are fully funded by the Center for IPE. No unit or faculty contribution is required.
For eligibility requirements, use of funds, and details on the application process, read the information provided at the links below:
The Center for Interprofessional Education (IPE) is seeking innovative ideas that will promote innovations in interprofessional health education. These grants are designed to assess the impact of educational innovations on student attitudes, knowledge, skills and behaviors. While any topic related to educational innovations can be studied, we encourage mini-cube ideas on the topics below.
Priority Topics Include:
● Impact of novel IPE activities on student knowledge, attitudes, behaviors, and skills
● Educational innovations including online experiences, simulations, student-patient pairings, interprofessional student-student mentoring, and more
● The linkages between education and practice
● IPE’s role in the social determinants of health, population health, and health care costs
All questions about the Mcubed Diamond IP-X Research Stimulus Pilot Grant program should be sent to IPEcenter@umich.edu.
Interested in interprofessional health care impacts on cost, quality of care, and disease prevention? Click here to view another IP-X Diamond project funded by the U-M Health Sciences Council.