January 2004

Grant Results

SUMMARY

The Center for Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Learning convened two meetings of the annual Congress of Health Professions Educators, June 4–5, 2001, and June 3–4, 2002, in Washington.

The center is a joint initiative of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Association of Academic Health Centers.

Key Results
Each year, the congress brings together some 100 faculty and administrators to discuss the future of education and practice for health professionals.

  • The 8th congress, "Solving the Workforce Crisis: Lessons from Clinical Practice and the Corporate World," held June 4–5, 2001, focused on critical shortages in the health professions workforce.
  • The 9th congress, "Faculty Shortages Across the Health Professions: Implications for Teaching and Workforce," held June 3–4, 2002, focused on shortages in the faculty workforce in health professions education, such as nursing and pharmacy.
  • Published proceedings for both congresses were distributed to some 500 leaders in the health professions and higher education. (See the Bibliography for details.)

Funding
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) provided two grants totaling $40,000 from June 2001 to May 2002 to support the congresses.

After the Grant
The Center for Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Learning and Partnerships for Training: Regional Education Systems for Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives and Physician Assistant, an RWJF national program that is working to improve access to health care by reducing shortages in the health care workforce convened the 10th Congress, "Maximizing Your ROI: Collaboration and Quality in Distance Learning," June 2–3, 2003, in Washington.

Participants examined issues in collaborative and distance learning, with a special emphasis on how institutions can maximize their returns on investments made in establishing distance learning programs. The proceedings were published and dissemination is in process.

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GRANT DETAILS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Project

Congress of Health Professions Educators

Grantee

Association of Academic Health Centers (Washington,  DC)

  • Conference to Discuss Solutions for Health Professions Faculty Shortages
    Amount: $ 20,000
    Dates: May 2002 to November 2002
    ID#:  045437

  • Congress of Health Professions Educators
    Amount: $ 20,000
    Dates: June 2001 to May 2002
    ID#:  041964

Contact

Denise E. Holmes, J.D., M.P.H.
(202) 265-9600
dholmes@acadhlthctrs.org

Web Site

http://www.aahcdc.org

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

(Current as of date of this report; as provided by grantee organization; not verified by RWJF; items not available from RWJF.)

Reports

Association of Academic Health Centers, 8th Congress of Health Professions Educators — Solving the Workforce Crisis: Lessons from Clinical Practice and the Corporate World. Washington: Association of Academic Health Centers, 2001.

Association of Academic Health Centers, 9th Congress of Health Professions Educators — Faculty Shortages Across the Health Professions: Implications for Teaching and Workforce. Washington: Association of Academic Health Centers, 2003.

Sponsored Conferences

8th Congress of Health Professions Educators — Solving the Workforce Crisis: Lessons from Clinical Practice and the Corporate World, June 4–5, 2001, Washington. Attended by 127 health professions educators, administrators and policy-makers; 12 presentations.

9th Congress of Health Professions Educators — Faculty Shortages Across the Health Professions: Implications for Teaching and Workforce, June 3–4, 2002, Washington. Attended by 100 health professions educators, administrators and policy-makers; 12 presentations.

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Report prepared by: Jan Hempel
Reviewed by: Richard Camer
Reviewed by: Molly McKaughan
Program Officer: Susan Hassmiller

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