ERIC Number: ED407107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Aug
Burning Bridges. Lessons Learned in Interprofessional Collaboration: Year One.
This monograph chronicles the Health and Education Collaboration Project's (HEC) learning and development of family-centered interprofessional collaborative practices during 1994-95. The project involves the development and field-testing of a personnel preparation model for preservice and in-service professional training to provide family-centered, community-based, coordinated care, as well as dissemination of the best practices of family-centered interprofessional collaboration locally and nationally. Part 1 describes four Maternal and Child Health Bureau demonstration projects. Part 2 defines family-centered interprofessional collaboration, and Part 3 outlines its principles. Part 4 discusses each stage of the HEC project and what has been learned. Lessons learned from the five stages were: (1) collaboration is based on relationships, must occur at all levels, and functions best when it is the result of "bottom up" rather than "top down" efforts; (2) leadership sets the tone for the project; (3) staff personality should be considered in recruitment; (4) commitment to collaboration is essential; (5) training should be early and ongoing, should incorporate team- building skills, should emphasize both process and product, and should provide "in vivo" training models; (6) staff turnover compels supplementary training and attention to group process; (7) it is impossible to foresee all contingencies; and (8) dissemination of lessons learned through collaboration is essential to realize fundamental changes in service delivery systems. Appendices include a list of commission members and a discussion of the role of the medical home and interprofessional collaboration. (Contains 15 references.) (KDFB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Health, Communication Skills, Cooperation, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Health Services, Integrated Activities, Integrated Services, Leadership Training, Personnel Selection, Professional Development, Professional Training, Recruitment, Social Services, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Medication Association, Honolulu.