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Interprofessional Student
Hotspotting Learning Collaborative

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Along with the Camden Coalition for Healthcare Providers (The Coalition), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the National Academies of Practice (NAP), and the Council on Social Work Education, Primary Care Progress runs the Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Collaborative. This annual, 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.

PCP provides technical assistance and leadership development to support teams as they learn about the root causes of high healthcare utilization and how socio-demographic factors may play a role. The partner 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 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!

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PCP chapters involved in hotspotting have included 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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