Building Bridges. Lessons Learned in Family-Centered Interprofessional Collaboration: Year Two

The Health and Education Collaboration Project, Hawaii Medical Association

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Hawaii's Health and Education Collaboration Project (HEC) is intended to develop a personnel preparation model that promotes working relationships among trained collaborative providers and keeps families pivotal to the process. This monograph reports on the progress of this family-professional partnership initiative. Following the preface, the first section defines family-centered interprofessional collaboration as diverse health, educational, and social services practitioners working together to improve community-based services for young children and their families. The next section outlines seven principles of this collaboration, which include the following: recognizing and respecting the knowledge, skills, and experiences that families and professionals from all disciplines bring to the relationship; recognizing that negotiation is essential in a collaborative relationship; and bringing to collaborative relationships the mutual commitments of families, professionals, and communities to meet the needs of children and their families. The third section of the monograph details the Health and Education Collaboration Project and the project's primary training and development site, the community-based Healthy and Ready to Learn Center (HRTL) which provides direct services to families with children (prenatal to age 5) who are at environmental risk. The fourth section describes the project's 2-year implementation. The fifth section details the developmental stages of the project and lessons learned: Stage 1--Building a Shared Vision; Stage 2--Staff Development; Stage 3--Training; Stage 4--Evaluation, Feedback, and Refinement; and Stage 5--Dissemination. Seven practice examples included from the HRTL staff reflect the meaning of the principles of family-centered interprofessional collaboration. Following a summary, three appendices outline other demonstration projects funded by the U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, list the members of the National Commission on Leadership in Interprofessional Education (NCLIE), and list HEC Project Advisory Committee Members. Contains 12 references.
 

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The Health and Education Collaboration Project, Hawaii Medical Association. Building Bridges. Lessons Learned in Family-Centered Interprofessional Collaboration: Year Two (1996). Health and Education Collaboration Project, Hawaii Medical Association: Honolulu, HI. (40 pages).

Sponsoring Agency: Maternal and Child Health Bureau, HRSA, DHHS

Language: English

Reading Level: Difficult

Formats Available: Printed Material

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Health and Education Collaboration Project, Hawaii Medical Association
1360 South Beretenia Street
Hawaii Medical Association
Honolulu, HI
96814

Phone: (808) 536-7702
Fax: (808) 528-2376

Languages Available: English

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Intended User Audience:

This module was written primarily for faculty trainers in the fields of pediatric medicine, social work, nursing, early childhood special education/early intervention, and early childhood education. It may also be useful for advanced pre-service students in medicine, nursing, social work, early childhood special education/early intervention, and early childhood education. It provides advanced level information for faculty trainers and pre-service students.
The module was written for faculty trainers and pre-service students who are proficient in English. This module was developed for individuals working in the medical and social work field. It was piloted at a center in rural West-Oahu, but is intended to be useful to medical and social work personnel and students across the nation.
 

Product Development:

This material was developed as part of the Health and Education Collaboration Project funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Pediatric and social work faculty trainers participated in the development of this material. In general, participants represented the general Hawaiian population (European-American, Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, and Pilipino). 

Product Evaluation:

Evaluation of this manual was done in Hawaii. Evaluation participants included, program administrators, faculty trainers and medical center administrators in the fields of medicine, nursing, social work, early childhood special education/early intervention, and early childhood education. In general, participants represented the general Hawaiian population (European-American, Chinese, Japanese, Hawaiian, and Pilipino). 

Product Dissemination:

As of 1998, 800 copies had been distributed to medical professional associations, NAEYC, and NASW state chapter affiliates all across the United States. 

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