LEARN, COLLABORATE, and GROW

Grand Rounds, Events, and Resources to connect over 100 health practitioners to impact our community for good.

Learn

An Interprofessional Paradigm: your profession may have a dominant paradigm which filters and informs how you view and support your client’s health. Most doctors and practitioners have one of three lenses through which they measure health: physical lens (i.e. surgical, rehab, adjustments), biochemical lens (i.e. drugs, supplements, herbs), and a mental health lens (i.e. talk therapy, education, counseling).

Differentiated & Connected: Create rapid professional growth by learning about familiar topics from new perspectives which and disciplinary lenses. Learn from professionals outside of your discipline, as we discuss multiple perspectives on important topics like: Anxiety, Concussion, Women’s Health, Brain Health, Autoimmunity and more! 


Collaborate

Collaborative Relationships: Collaboration is the cornerstone of the Interprofessional Community. It is the ultimate measure of success; for you, your client/patient, and for the community. We work together to develop, test, and publish best practices in interprofessional collaboration.

Collaboration vs Networking: We differentiate between networking and collaboration.  We understand networking to be transactional.  It can often be approached as a short-term means of attaining new clients, without considering the colleague or the client’s best interest. We understand collaboration to be relational.  It is approached as a long-term relationship built around the client’s best interest.  While collaboration inevitably leads to practice growth, it is always the result of greater client care and management.


Grow

Changing Health Landscape: The changing landscape of health and wellness care creates new challenges and opportunities for you and your practice.  In the Interprofessional Community, innovative ideas and resources are shared, as we thrive as professionals and practitioners.

Evidence-based Practice: Evidence-based practice is informed by a combination of professional expertise, best research evidence, and the patient's values and preferences.  The Interprofessional Community supports Evidence-based Practice by creating forums for the exchange of professional experience, innovative research, as well as exploring patient values and preferences in our community.

The Spectrum of Health: While communities will continue to rely on traditional acute and symptom-based care for many health needs, new models and disciplines are needed to address the epidemic rates of chronic disease, as well as satisfy the exploding demand for wellness and integrative care. Our community explores innovative new ways to solve the health challenges of the 21st century.  

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About

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It all started in 2015 when…

A group of 12 local doctors and health practitioners gathered on Monday nights in Pasadena for monthly study groups to learn from each other, find ways to c0-manage, and learn how to work together for the common good.

Local universities and medical schools including Western University of Health Sciences began to participate in 2017, as they sought to prepare their students for Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Collaboration.

In 2018, Interprofessional Panel Events were launched, bringing experts from diverse disciplines together to discuss multiple perspectives on topics including Chronic Pain, Women’s Health, and Thriving Kids.

In 2019, intimate Grand Rounds events and large Interprofessional Summits were launched. Grand Rounds events foster deeper working relationships amongst local health practitioners. Large Interprofessional Summits served to bring national experts from top research universities including Stanford and Columbia University to share emerging science relevant to health practitioners today.

Join us, as we work and grow together for the common good.

 
 
 
This community allows me to share my passion with practitioners on the same purposeful path. There is power and strength in community, and this is a great community to be a member of.
— Cynthia Thaik MD, Cardiologist & Author
 
 

References

Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.who.int/hrh/resources/framework_action/en/

Prentice, D., Engel, J., Taplay, K., & Stobbe, K. (2015). Interprofessional Collaboration. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 2, 233339361456056. doi:10.1177/2333393614560566

Epstein, R. M., & Street, R. L. (2011). The Values and Value of Patient-Centered Care. The Annals of Family Medicine, 9(2), 100-103. doi:10.1370/afm.1239

Crossing the Quality Chasm. (2001). doi:10.17226/10027 http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/~/media/Files/Report%20Files/2001/Crossing-the-Quality-Chasm/Quality%20Chasm%202001%20%20report%20brief.pdf

Satterfield JM, Spring B, Brownson RC, Mullen EJ, Newhouse RP, Walker BB, Whitlock EP. (2009). Toward a Transdisciplinary Model of Evidence-Based Practice. Milbank Quarterly, 87(2), 368-390. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0009.2009.00561.x