The Innovation Collaborative on Learning through Community Engagement, an ad hoc activity associated with the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education (the Forum) at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies). Any products and activities associated with this collaborative do not necessarily represent the views of any one organization, the Forum, or the National Academies and have not been subjected to the review procedures of, nor are they a report or product of, the National Academies.
The Forum of the National Academies created the Innovation Collaborative on Learning through Community Engagement to:
1) develop nomenclature for community-engaged education activities;
2) create an interdisciplinary communication platform for shared learning and for sharing good, promising, or best practiced in community-engaged learning; and
3) develop a framework to gather evidence on community-engaged learning and address research challenges to innovations in community-engaged learning.
Collaborative participants will learn from global examples that are outcome-driven, community-engaged, and have a learning foundation. The Collaborative will provide a forum for information exchange of personal experiences. It will explore relationships between health professional education programs and communities, and how community-engaged learning impacts education as well as health and service outcomes. The Collaborative’s activities are participant driven and will work toward the establishment of database parameters that, once established, could be a source of information for those looking to improve community outcomes through community-engaged learning activities.
Leadership and Work Plan
Bjorg Palsdottir, Chair Zohray Talib, Vice-Chair
Forum Member Bjorg Palsdottir, Training for Health Equity Network (THEnet), is the Chair of the Collaborative, and Zohray Talib, George Washington University, is the Vice-Chair. Products of the Collaborative are generated, supported, and owned by the individual participants of the Collaborative, not the Academies. Participants will come together virtually and in person to share experiences and lessons learned and to begin harmonizing outcomes research (that combines learning and process/health outcomes) conducted at the community level.
NAM Discussion Paper: Defining Community-Engaged Health Professional Education: A Step Toward Building the Evidence
By Zohray Talib, Bjorg Palsdottir, Marion Briggs, Amy Clithero, Nadia Miniclier Cobb, Brahmaputra Marjadi, Robyn Preston, and Sara Willems
Through a consultative and iterative process, Collaborative members developed a definition for "community-engaged health professional education." In this discussion paper, authors describe the definition and the various elements of community-engaged HPE. Read the perspective.