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Community partners needed for Collaborative Practice I course

The Office of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education and Research is accepting new community partners to host student team projects for Collaborative Practice I, an interprofessional service learning experience for health professions and social work students. 

Collaborative Practice I experience meets every Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. from early September through mid-April. It consists of two main components: Interprofessional Service Learning and Interprofessional Teamwork. 

Over the course of the academic year, student teams will devote approximately 25 hours to the community-based project. Projects are broadly focused on health and well-being. Examples of projects include: 

  • creating, revising or delivering health education materials; 
  • program planning and/or evaluation; 
  • developing resource guides and needs assessments; and 
  • identifying and reviewing best practices to support current programming. 

During the 2021-2022 academic year, Collaborative Practice I included more than 500 students from eight different professions and 72 unique community partners.

Interested individuals should contact Jesse Honsky at to set up a meeting. The deadline for project submissions is July 26, and Collaborative Practice I begins in early September.