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Target Audience

These are designed for interprofessional (IP) student teams from graduate health professions, to include students from at least two different health professions programs, such as medical, pharmacy, advanced nursing, physician assistant, dental/dental hygiene, social work, public health, and/or physical therapy.

Where

They are developed for primary care settings, especially those with integrated primary care, behavioral health, pharmacy and/or oral health. Practices that are seeking or maintaining NCQA PCMH recognition will find added value in these activities. 

What

These learning activities:

  • Are modeled on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards for Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Standards, which in turn build upon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Promoting Interoperability (PI) Programs.
  • Integrate the National IPEC Competencies of teams and teamwork, communication, roles and responsibilities, and values and ethics.
  • Utilize TeamSTEPPS tools and build competencies in the use of these tools.
  • Build the CMS characteristics of a transformed health system by involving graduate health professions students in integrating delivery models, coordinating care, engaging patients, using health IT to improve quality, providing opportunities for health care providers to fully participate at the top of their license in care decisions, and using data to drive processes and decisions.
  • Build the Institute of Medicine’s core competencies for health care professionals of providing patient-centered care, working in interdisciplinary teams, employing evidence-based practice, applying quality improvement and utilizing informatics

NCQA PCMH Standards

Each of the Interprofessional (IP) Learning Activities in UNE’s Clinical Interprofessional Curriculum (CIPC) falls under one (and sometimes more than one) of the NCQA PCMH concepts.

Important details for each learning activity can be found within the relevant NCQA PCMH concepts and competencies. It is therefore important to read both the relevant concept, competency, and criteria, along with the description of the learning activity, in order to fully understand that activity. As NCQA revises the PCMH standards, UNE’s CIPC will be updated to maintain alignment between the two.

The full set of NCQA PCMH standards these activities are based on can be found in the NCQA PCMH 2017 Recognition Standards and Guidelines.