Across the Foundation’s priority areas, our grantees are working to improve the health of the public through innovative research and programs. The Foundation awards up to 40 grants on a rotating schedule each year.
Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Faculty Development Program
The University of Washington is building on a previously Macy-funded pilot to develop a national program for interprofessional education (IPE) faculty development. Together with two other Macy grantees, University of Missouri-Columbia and University of Virginia, they will develop three regional centers for IPE faculty development.
The co-PIs and the regional centers will:
- leverage existing partnerships and common interests among stakeholders to create a national advisory committee that includes national health professions educational leaders and leaders from successful faculty development programs;
- identify core elements of the curriculum that can be administered at each of the training hubs;
- identify training hub-specific curricular elements that can be added to the core program as part of the training;
- develop a model for marketing the training program to the target audience (faculty from academic health centers, practice-based training sites, rural sites, and single-specialty health professions schools);
- create a secure web-based directory of curricular resources, evaluation tools, and communication platforms utilizing the Macy and HRSA-funded website at UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice;
- deliver two training cycles per regional center per year for three years;
- assess the outcomes of the initial training efforts at each of the regional centers using a mixed methods evaluation;
- create a sustainable business model for the regional centers using counsel from the national advisory committee and a business consultant;
- transfer curricular, evaluation tools, and other resources to national organizations and centers such as IPEC, NCIPE, and AIHC;
- and disseminate lessons learned from the initiative through appropriate publications and presentations.
This grant is a continuation of the grant started by the University of Missouri-Columbia.