Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration

Nurses must collaborate with advocates in health, business, education, city planning, and more to promote well-being for all in the community.

 

Goal and Impact

Good health is the sum of many things, so it takes nurses working with experts in other fields to strengthen well-being for all. Nurses, physicians, pharmacists, social workers, and others in health care need to coordinate with each other as well as with those in education, business, transportation, community development, and many other sectors. A community whose leaders work together in a systemic way, providing incentives to encourage industries and sectors to see health as a mutual goal, provides all who live there more options for healthy living.

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Progress

Action Coalitions working to further interprofessional collaboration include Colorado, with a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to implement interprofessional practice teams at community health centers; Hawaii, which is building an interprofessional workforce database; and Virginia, which partnered with the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation to implement a pilot clinical leadership program that encourages pairings between nurses and other providers. A dozen states have or are in the process of creating an interprofessional collaboration practice and/or education model.ccna-0025_2017-dashboard-indicator-updates_feb2017_hr_4

This graph is a part of the Campaign for Action Dashboard, a series of charts and graphs that show goals by which the Campaign evaluates its efforts to implement recommendations in the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing, Leading Change, Advancing Health.



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  1. Dashboard Secondary Indicators

    Feb 02, 2017

    The Campaign for Action Dashboard is a series of graphs and charts the Campaign uses to evaluate its efforts to implement the recommendations in the Institute of Medicine’s The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health report. It contains seven primary indicators: more

    Issues: Collecting Workforce Data, Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration, Improving Access to Care, Increasing Diversity, Promoting Nursing Leadership, Transforming Nursing Education, Tools & Tips: Dashboard Indicators, Milestones, Location: National,

  2. Measuring Diversity and its Role in Creating More Equitable Communities

    Feb 02, 2017

    A diverse nursing workforce is one that can better support the well-being of the whole community. The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action’s diversity dashboard indicator shows the progress that Action Coalitions are making as they create a nursing workforce that is as more

    Issues: Fostering Interprofessional Collaboration, Increasing Diversity, Tools & Tips: Webinars, Location: National,

 

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