Office of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education and Research seeks community partners for Collaborative Practice I

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. Meeting every Wednesday at 3:00-5:00 PM from early September through mid-April, the Collaborative Practice I experience consists of two main components: Interprofessional Service Learning and Interprofessional Teamwork. Students will practice both components in their work on the community-based project and in their classroom sessions.

Over the course of the academic year, student teams devote approximately 25 hours to the community-based project. Projects are broadly focused on health and well-being, including topics such as:

  • access to quality education
  • food insecurity
  • access to greenspace
  • housing
  • workforce development and employment
  • health education and health literacy
  • transportation
  • behavioral health and mental health
  • infant and maternal health

Last year during Collaborative Practice I 40 unique partners hosted projects, and approximately 440 students working in 72 teams completed 60 unique projects in the community. The deadline for project submissions is July 31, and Collaborative Practice I starts in early September.

If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, please contact Melissa Mick, Program Manager for Community-based Experiences, at