Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
at Washington University Medical Campus

Health Disparities Curriculum

Health disparities remains a priority curriculum area for the Center as identified during the March 2016 retreat. Many faculty from the CIPE-collaborating educational programs have been involved in related discussions. The current status of recent and existing projects is below.

Independent Living Center Project:

In this AY17-18 pilot project, interprofessional student teams will partner with community participants in independent living centers to learn about the participant’s life story, assess current health needs, and educate about resources to address barriers to health and wellness.

Membership:

Christine Berg, PhD, OTR/L, Program in Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine

Stephanie M. Crist, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCGP, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Health Fair Project:

In AY16-17 a small team of faculty across medicine, nursing, occupational therapy and pharmacy collaborated with a local agency, Kingdom House, to conduct two pilot health fairs. The objectives were to expose learners to the complementary expertise and skills learners from different health professions bring to the health care team and to partner them with Kingdom House participants to screen for risk factors to health and wellness by providing education through a health record and resources to follow-up on health metrics. The assessment of this pilot project will be included in future analyses of such activities in the overall IPE curriculum.

Membership:

Christine Berg, PhD, OTR/L, Program in Occupational Therapy, Washington University School of Medicine

Douglas Char, MD, MD Program, Washington University School of Medicine

Stephanie M. Crist, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCGP, St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Susan Fliesher, DNP, CPNP, RN, Goldfarb School of Nursing

Barbara Whitaker, MPH, BSN, RN, Goldfarb School of Nursing