The learning activities are designed for interprofessional (IP) student teams, comprised of students from at least two different health professions programs such as dental, dental hygiene, medical, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, and/or social work. In the absence of an IP student team, students are strongly encouraged to partner with other practicing health professional(s) to complete a learning activity.
They are developed for the primary care setting, especially those with integrated primary care, behavioral health, pharmacy, and/or oral health services. Practices that are seeking or maintaining National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition will find added value in the learning activities.
These learning activities:
- Are modeled on the NCQA PCMH Recognition Standards, which in turn build upon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Promoting Interoperability (PI) Programs.
- Integrate the National Interprofessional Education Collaborative (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 IP learning activities in UNE’s Clinical Interprofessional Curriculum (CIPC) falls under one or more of the NCQA PCMH concepts.
It is important to note that a high-level overview of each learning activity is provided on its corresponding web page. More detailed information – including specific language from the relevant PCMH concepts, competencies, and criteria, as well as the full learning activity – can be found by accessing the PDF module as instructed on the web page.
To ensure full understanding of the learning activity, student teams are strongly encouraged to review the related concepts, competencies, and criteria in the original NCQA PCMH 2017 Recognition Standards and Guidelines document.