Interprofessional Project

WE HAIL is enhancing interprofessional student curriculums!

As of now, over 1000 interprofessional students have knowledge and application skills for community evidence based programs and resources, health literacy strategies and principles, testing for cognitive assessment, and presenting for older adults on health topics.

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Reynolds Interprofessional Geriatrics Education and Training in Texas (IGET-IT)

The UNTHSC IGET-IT Program provides a way for senior year UNTHSC and TCU health profession students to work in teams as part of an Interprofessional Web-based Team Capstone (ITC) Geriatrics Experience. They utilize an unfolding geriatric patient case where each health care discipline receives information specific to their typical role on the health care team, mirroring real life.

To succeed, team members must share their clinical information through the system’s electronic chart and then problem solve together, thus requiring team communication and interaction.

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UNTHSC and TCU faculty are involved in the case modifications to include components from the United Way’s Area Agency on Aging (AAATC) partner’s evidence-based programs on medication management, fall prevention and risk assessment, chronic disease self-management, health literacy, and dementia. Clinical interprofessional experiences will complement ITC enhancements for senior year health profession students. This is only offered to students currently enrolled at UNTHSC and TCU.

Senior Health Education Literacy Program (Sr. HELP)

Reynolds GET-IT Program’s initiatives done in collaboration with Senior Citizens Services (SCS) is the Senior Health Education Literacy Program or Sr. HELP. All UNTHSC/TCOM senior year osteopathic medical students completing their mandatory CORE Geriatrics Clerkship participate in a three-hour experiential learning activity that helps them in the assessment of a geriatric patient’s health literacy.

The goal of this activity is for the students to learn how to educate and counsel patients with an emphasis on preventive medicine and health promotion based on medical evidence.

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This program will incorporate the United Way’s Area Agency on Aging (AAATC) evidence based UNTHSC Health Literacy Initiative curriculum, expanding the number of SCS senior centers involved in the Sr. HELP program and including other health profession students in this activity. This is only offered to medical, TCOM students and will be offered to pharmacy students.

Coaching A Matter of Balance Class by Senior Citizens Services, now known as 60 & Better

Many seniors experience fear of falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. Once trained, the coach will lead 2 small groups within one year of receiving training in order to receive a certification. Students with an interest in working with older adults will learn good communication and interpersonal skills.

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Through WE HAIL more health profession students, from all disciplines, will be able to be trained as a coach in the Matter of Balance class. If you are a health profession student that would like to participate, please contact us.

Alzheimer’s Association

The North Central Texas Alzheimer’s Association will do a short presentation on the Association, all their wonderful programs, current, exciting research, and information about Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementia’s. They provide support for caregivers and older adults. Learning from their perspective will help give health profession students an eye opening experience which will be valuable in their future careers.

Through WE HAIL, more health profession students can learn about the Alzheimer’s Association and all they have to offer. If you are a health profession student that would like to participate, please contact us.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels Inc. provides meal delivery and other services to homebound adults. Through WE HAIL, UNTHSC students have a unique learning experience with Meals On Wheel, Inc. of Tarrant County to better prepare for their professional careers. Students will tour the new 64,000 sq. ft. offices to get an idea of their programs, the meal preparation area and distribution site. Students will also learn about other health programs offered to adults, such as HomeMeds and Diabetes and Nutritional counseling.

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Through WE HAIL more health profession students will be able to take a tour of the Meals on Wheels facility and learn about their programs. If you are a health profession student that would like to participate, please contact us.


This page was last modified on March 22, 2018