Posted: May 1, 2015

The Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN): Addressing Social Determinants and Population Health Through Interprofessional Academic-Practice Partnerships

Description

The Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN) is a collaborative model for clinical practice and education that connects students in clinical and community health placements at partner primary care and community service agencies to address social determinants of health with disadvantaged and underserved populations in Portland and Medford, Oregon. Through I-CAN, students from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy work together in the community under the supervision of a nursing faculty-in-residence to meet the needs of vulnerable populations, including low-income individuals and families, homeless, elderly, veterans, mentally ill, and immigrants and refugees. The neighborhood-centered academic-practice partnerships foster long-term interprofessional team-based care coordination and transition management that is client-driven.

Keywords

Interprofessional, Population Health, Public Health Sciences, Social Determinants of Health, Health Reform, IPEC Spring 2015, Triple Aim

Authors

Peggy Wros, PhD, RN, Oregon Health & Science University

Launa Rae Mathews, RN, MS, COHN-S, Oregon Health & Science University

Heather Voss, RN, MS, Oregon Health & Science University

Katherine Bradley, PhD, RN, Oregon Health & Science University

Nicholas Bookman, MPH, Oregon Health & Science University

Meg Devoe, MD, Oregon Health & Science University

Juancho Ramirez, PharmD, Oregon State University/Oregon Health & Science University

Jill Mason, DDS, Oregon Health & Science University

Jennifer Boyd, PhD, MBA, Oregon Health & Science University


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