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Interprofessional Student
Hotspotting Learning Collaborative

Along with the Camden Coalition for Healthcare Providers (The Coalition) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Primary Care Progress runs the Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Collaborative. This six-month learning collaborative trains interprofessional student teams from across the country how to identify and engage with high-utilizing patients in their communities who have multiple complex health conditions. In the process they learn about teamwork, leadership and advocacy.

The Coalition, PCP and AAMC provide technical assistance to support teams as they learn about the root causes of high health care utilization and how socio-demographic factors may play a role. The three organizations also provide guidance on sharing this learning with their educational institutions and the wider public.

Mentored by multidisciplinary teams of faculty advisors and coaches, the interprofessional student teams recruit three-four highly complex patients and provide them with care coordination, connection to community resources, education about their conditions, engagement with their care and critical assistance teams who help manage some of the complex stressors in their lives. In the process, students build powerful relationships with patients, their families and caregivers, helping them to recognize how this approach improves outcomes. 
Teams are comprised of a wide range of professions, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work, public health, psychology, physician assistants, epidemiology, biomedical science, occupational therapy, health administration, medical dietetics, community health and business. 

The application period for the current learning collaborative is now closed. Stay tuned for future opportunities or download an informational brochure, which includes "Ten Steps to Hotspotting" - a simple but powerful way to connect with patients, get to know them as a person and see what you can change.  
The Challenge: Interprofessional collaboration and coordination is hard

The Solution: Interprofessional teams of students learning key leadership and teaming skills while caring for highly complex patients   

Congratulations to the 2016-17 Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Collaborative teams!

Learn more about the participants &
this year's programming.

PCP chapters involved in hotspotting include Drexel, George Washington, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, New Jersey Medical School, North Carolina, Ohio State, Quinnipiac, Salt Lake City, Seattle, TCMC, Utah and Vanderbilt.
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