UW CIPE is pleased to announce the release of its 2nd Annual Report. The 2019-2020 Annual Report highlights the significant developments and progress in interprofessional practice and education (IPE) at UW-Madison over the past year. 2019-20 marked the first year of Phase Two of the UW CIPE as we have developed and are now implementing our first strategic plan – the 2019-2024 UW CIPE Strategic Directions. The Strategic Directions is unique as it acknowledges and incorporates interprofessional practice, education, and research, along with (local, national, and global) partnerships and sustainability as essential components to address the Quadruple Aim (better health, better care, better value, and better work experience) and attain our vision and mission.
To achieve our 5-year mission and vision, a number of strategic initiatives – as presented in this Annual Report – were launched and/or under development including, but not limited to, the establishment/restructuring of UW CIPE committees and taskforces to reflect our strategic priorities, the development and implementation of the UW CIPE Communication Plan (bi-monthly UW IPE Updates, online presence), the development of the UW IPE Designation Criteria, the development and delivery of the UW CIPE Badger Program, the expansion of the UW CIPE Competency Modules to include more programs, and the development of the UW CIPE Simulation Program.
Section 2 of the Annual Report presents the UW-Madison School/Program-Led IPE Activities. In 2019-2020, a number of UW-Madison schools and programs participated in delivering collaborative activities and events that provided innovative interprofessional opportunities for their students.
The UW CIPE would like to thank to congratulate and thank the UW CIPE Team, UW CIPE committees/taskforces/planning teams; the Health Sciences Leadership Council (HSLC); participant programs, schools, and community partners; and the facilities and IT departments at the School of Nursing (and other schools) for programs for making IPE a success at UW-Madison and beyond.
As another success and milestone, UW CIPE is pleased to announce that its first ever 5-year Strategic Directions has been approved by the Health Science Leadership Council. Following the onboarding of Dr. Hossein Khalili, the new Director of the UW Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (UW CIPE) on April 1st, 2019, the development of a 5-year Strategic Directions to guide the growth and advancement of the Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) at the University became a top priority for the UW CIPE. The timing was ideal considering the Health Sciences Leadership Council (HSLC), consisting of the Provost and the Deans of the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine, were seeking long-term plans for the UW CIPE. The UW CIPE was eagerly looking forward to such an opportunity in developing its Strategic Directions as Dr. Khalili was hired based on his vision and expertise in developing and implementing such strategic directions for IPE at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison).
UW CIPE, through collaboration with its internal and external partners and stakeholders, has developed its UW CIPE Strategic Directions to facilitate transforming health education and practice through interprofessional education, practice and research. To be successful, the UW CIPE Strategic Directions require that we work together as a community to embody a culture of Interprofessionalism that embraces collaboration, innovation, and forward thinking. Strong and close engagement and partnership with all of our diverse stakeholders and partners continues to be critical in building and enhancing momentum as we celebrate successes and milestones along the way.
We are excited to release our first-ever UW CIPE Annual Report. This report aims to showcase the great interprofessional practice and education (IPE) activities happened at the UW-Madison during the past academic year from April 2018 till the end of May 2019. The report is sectioned into two parts, Section 1 reporting the UW CIPE-Led IPE activities, and Section 2 outlining the IPE activities led by the health sciences schools. We would like to thanks all who have been involved in creating and assisting with this report.
On May 13, 2019, the UW CIPE hosted the IPE Champions Retreat. Attendees included about 50 faculty and staff from 11 different schools and programs, including the School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Veterinary Medicine, Genetic Counseling Program, Physician Assistant Program, Physical Therapy Program, Public Health Program, Occupational Therapy Program, the Center for Patient Partnerships, and the Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers (AHEC).
The purpose of the Retreat was to invite input from the many UW CIPE stakeholders across campus regarding what their expectations, hopes and goals were for the Center in moving IPE forward at UW and beyond. The format of the three-hour Retreat included an opening Virtual Keynote Presentation by Dr. John Gilbert, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia; Founding Chair, Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC); Senior Scholar, WHO Collaborating Centre on Health Workforce Planning & Research. Participants then took part in two activities where they first individually reflected on their Expectations/Hopes/Goals/ Commitment for the UW CIPE. They then discussed what they reflected upon with members of their table, generating the top 3-5 commonly-agreed upon Expectations/Hopes/Goals/Ideal/ Commitment from Schools and Programs for the UW CIPE. The collected data from all the Retreat activities were reviewed and analyzed for emerging themes and categories as reported in the Executive Summary.
We would like to thanks Dr. John Gilbert for his inspiring Keynote Presentation, and all the participants for their engagement and insights.