Developing a Hybrid Interprofessional Education Model to Prepare Students for Cross-Sector Problem-Solving
Awardees: Stacey King, Nancy Turnbull, Laurie Pascal, Louise Weed, Fawn Phelps, Jolene Lehr, Ra’Shaun Nalls, David Ginnings, Jennifer Betancourt (SPH), Meghan Morrissey (HarvardX)
Summary: Awardees will build on the award-winning HarvardX MOOC, “Improving Your Business Through a Culture of Health (COH),” to develop a scalable and transferable pilot module to practice interprofessional (cross-sector) team learning.
Constituents from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (SPH) and HarvardX will collaborate to plan and pilot a new hybrid interprofessional education module for Spring 2020. The goal is to give students exposure to working with the business sector and form cross-disciplinary teams across various areas of study within the public health field. These teams will asynchronously view selected portions of the award-winning HarvardX MOOC, “Improving Your Business Through a Culture of Health,” and select one of the four culture of health pillars to address for a non-public health sector client. They will then develop and share a proposal with clients who will provide coaching and feedback to incorporate into an updated version to be presented formally.
The goals of this project are to develop a scalable and transferable pilot module to practice interprofessional team learning, assess the effectiveness of such a module as it relates to contexts beyond public health, deepen cross-school partnerships and student engagement, and strengthen the collaborative public health curricula at the school of public health.