Nearly one of five Americans has a disability. Working with people who have disabilities is central to training of students in health professions such as occupational and physical therapy. Other health professional training programs dedicate less time to disability-related topics in their curriculum. A logical solution to increasing all health professional students and practitioners’ capacity to care for people who have disabilities is to utilize Interprofessional Education (IPE) experiences which focus on person-centered care of people with disabilities. IPE experiences foster communication, team building, and cultural awareness of health professional students. IPE experiences engage two or more professions to learn with, about, and from each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. It intentionally supports people – including patients, families and communities – to learn together to enhance collaboration and improve health outcomes while reducing costs. This philosophy is at the heart of this IPE offering - Health professional students at the University of Michigan working with people who have disabilities living in the community. Our goal is to contribute to the creation of a healthcare workforce that is capable of providing a person-centered approach to caring for patients who have disabilities using collaborate, interprofessional approaches.
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.