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.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines patient-centered care as: “Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions.” 1 Patient-centered care requires, and informs, innovative solutions in education, communication, and research.
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 clinic knowledge, disseminate and encourage research, as well as explore patient values and preferences in our community.
Supporting 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 supports the integration of these three areas of health, as well as interprofessional knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and innovation in new ways to solve the health challenges of the 21st century.