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2013-2014 WMIPEI Lunch & Learn Series

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IN THE NEWS

THE WMIPEI SERVICE LEARNING WORKGROUP HOSTED THEIR FIRST ANNUAL FAMILIES & HEALTHY LIFESTYLES COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR ON MARCH 20TH, 2014.

 

 More than 50 health professional students and faculty from Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University – College of Human Medicine, Ferris State University, University of Phoenix and the Kent Intermediate School District – Early College Program volunteered their time and expertise organizing and piloting the first annual West Michigan Interprofessional Education Initiative (WMIPEI) Community Health Fair held on Thursday, March 20th, 2014.

The fair, known as the IPE Health Fair to students and faculty was designed in such a manner that students and faculty worked in interprofessional teams to present information specific to the fair’s theme, Families and Healthy Lifestyles.  The student teams created topic specific booths with each academic discipline offering information based on their profession’s focus.  In addition to the student booths, faculty led four interprofessional panel discussions ranging in topics from healthy travel, healthy lifestyle, healthy sports and recreation to success in school.

Students and faculty from ten professional health careers were represented at the health fair including: Allied Health, Human Medicine, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Respiratory Therapy, and Therapeutic Recreation.

GVSU’s Allied Health Sciences Assistant Professor, Julia VanderMolen stated, “The health fair was a great opportunity for students in health professions to learn from and with a variety of health disciplines in serving the community”. 

GVSU’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Professor, Susan Cleghorn commented, “The faculty led expert panel discussions provided students with the occasion to see health professionals working together and observe the scope of practice overlap that occurs throughout the various health professions.”

Attributable to the large interest from students and faculty from regional academic organizations the WMIPEI Service Learning workgroup is planning to organize and host their second IPE community health fair in the spring of 2015.

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