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Strategic Plan for Office of the Vice Provost for Health

Context For Planning

The Office of the Vice Provost for Health (OVPH) at Grand Valley State University is located in the Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences on the medical mile in Grand Rapids. The overarching goals for the office are to engage the healthcare community in collaborations, provide centralized services to support health programs and initiatives, and assist with securing clinical placements. These goals define the OVPH office's unique relationship by providing both service and infrastructure to the university and community. Supporting and working towards these goals are five areas of excellence within the OVPH which are 1) community collaboration, 2) university health compliance, 3) university interprofessional simulation and learning resources, 4) interprofessional education office, and 5) scribe academy .

Mission

Educating students to promote and provide optimal healthcare for individuals and communities

Vision

Grand Valley State University will be the foremost provider of health professionals in the region, educating students in 75 health and health related programs in a student-centered, interprofessional manner. As the leader in the provision of academic programs, applied scholarship, and service in meeting current and ongoing needs of our communities, we will inspire the publics trust through the synergy of excellent health sciences and healthcare professions education, cutting edge biomedical research, and holistic healthcare service. We will be vigorous and innovative in creating a framework of collaborative interprofessional healthcare professional education, research, and service programs for the 21st century to meet current and future needs of our students, health science and healthcare partners, and our communities.

Value Statement

" EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION: Quality educational programs, innovation in academic programs, excellent teaching, interprofessional educational learning experiences, and commitment to community including service learning collaborations. " STUDENT CENTERED ENVIRONMENT: Support of students personally, academically, and professionally, active learning, student centered education, scholarship, and service opportunities, engagement of students in curricular and co-curricular learning, strong academic and career counseling services, staff and faculty responsiveness to student inquiries and needs. " TEAMWORK: Collaboration, mutual support, mutual respect, positive and effective internal and external communication, embracing diversity, integrity, personal and financial accountability, interprofessional problem solving and critical thinking. " ACTIVE SCHOLARSHIP: Applied research, external funding, articles in a variety of journals, local, regional, state, national and international presentations, interprofessional research, external grant funding, and faculty mentoring students in research activities. " SERVICE: Professional and community service, long-term commitment to select community projects, student and faculty involvement in community service activities, interprofessional service project development, strategic involvement in community boards and committees.

Strategic Priorities, outcomes, and key objectives

Strategic Priority Area 1: Actively engage learners at all levels.

Outcome A: Grand Valley's learning environment is personal, challenging, and transformational, supporting excellent academic programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Outcome D: Grand Valley supports innovative teaching, learning, integrative scholarly and creative activity, and the use of new technologies.

Objective 1.D.1

Increase interprofessional simulations by 10%

Baseline

baseline-4 per year

Progress

2020 Status
Achieved
The Simulation Center conducted 2,094 events with over 6,367 learners, with some learners attending multiple events at CHS and RFH, meeting 100% of faculty requests. Recorded over 598 and edited 433 hours of video for students and faculty to review, critique, and debrief their simulated learning experience. Created virtual simulations for sHaPe camp and virtual tours for Trio, etc. Created and conducted a virtual IPE escape room activity. Conducted a MIPERC Simulation Design Competition.

2019 Status
Achieved
The University Simulation Center conducted sixteen interprofessional simulation experiences. Two (2) interprofessional simulations were offered by the PIPES (Promoting Interprofessional Education for Students) meetings, one in the fall and winter semester each. Thirteen interprofessional simulations were conducted as part of the programmatic curricular objectives in GVSU’s health or health-related academic programs. One (1) community wide, unfolding, interprofessional simulation was conducted involving; 122 high school students, 74 GVSU students, 25 GVSU faculty and staff, 31 local law enforcement and first responders, and over 200 health professionals from Spectrum Health, Metro Health, and Mercy Health Saint Mary’s.

Objective 1.D.2

University simulation center will promote the incorporation of simulation in new and existing health related programs at CHS. Through faculty and staff development of simulation pedagogy, 20% of new programs will incorporate simulation into their programs.

Baseline

Unknown, will be determined by development of growth.

Progress

2020 Status
Achieved
The Simulation Center supported the simulation programming needs for the new Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program established in 2020.

2019 Status
Achieved
There were no new health programs implemented during 2019. Health Care Administration, while an existing university program, introduced simulation by offering one event in 2019. There were no new hybrid programs during the reporting period.

Strategic Priority Area 2: Further develop exceptional personnel.

Outcome A: Grand Valley's learning environment is personal, challenging, and transformational, supporting excellent academic programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Objective 2.A.1

The simulation center will increase overall in-services for faculty and staff by 20% on innovations, new equipment, developing objectives, and debriefing techniques.

Baseline

One per year

Progress

2020 Status
Achieved
Provided in-services to all lab and simulation faculty on virtual simulation and laboratory content delivery. Designed and Implemented a new Inventory Management Module in the Simulation Center. Created and distributed recruitment materials for GVSU Early College Program. Purchased all Simulation Center equipment for Simulation Expansion in the DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health. Created a video tour of the Simulation Center to supplement the loss of in-person tours. Simulation Center worked with academic programs to evaluate virtual platforms used to help supplement lost clinical hours as a result of COVID. Created and revised simulation and laboratory guidelines for students, faculty and staff to safely return to in-person experiential learning activities. Purchased the PPE for the Health Campus.

2019 Status
Achieved
University Simulation Center staff offered 12 simulation focused in-services for faculty and staff, with a total of 24 attendees.

Outcome E: Grand Valley strategically allocates its fiscal, human, and other institutional resources.

Objective 2.E.1

Progress

2020 Status
Achieved
There were 25 staff members employed in the Office of the Vice Provost for Health during 2020. During this pandemic year opportunities for professional development had decreased, however, staff found a number of virtual professional development offerings available to attend and/or dissemination of scholarship. Staff participated in 53 developmental opportunities including 11 conferences or trainings, 33 seminars and courses, and 7 publications and presentations.

2019 Status
Achieved
The Office of the Vice Provost for Health was comprised of 25 staff members during 2019, including three (3) new employees in the new Battle Creek Regional Outreach Office. Staff participated in 93 developmental opportunities, including 47 conferences or trainings, 37 seminars and courses, and 9 publications and presentations.

Strategic Priority Area 3: Ensure the alignment of institutional structures and functions.

Outcome A: Grand Valley's learning environment is personal, challenging, and transformational, supporting excellent academic programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Objective 3.A.1

The University Simulation Center supports 100% of university requests for providing standardized patient, high fidelity simulations, and clinical learning lab experiences (as space and staffing allows).

Baseline

Learning labs are open approximately 60hours/week per academic year.

Progress

2020 Status
Achieved
The Simulation Center conducted 2,094 events with over 6,367 learners, with some learners attending multiple events at CHS and RFH, meeting 100% of faculty requests. Simulation Center moved into their new space at the health interprofessional building in May 2021. The Simulation Center also recorded over 598 and edited 433 hours of video for students and faculty to review, critique, and debrief their simulated learning experience. Created virtual simulations for sHaPe camp and virtual tours for Trio, etc. Created and conducted a virtual IPE escape room activity. Conducted a MIPERC Simulation Design Competition.

2019 Status
Achieved
The University Simulation Center provided standardized patient, high fidelity simulations, and clinical learning lab experiences from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, Monday through Friday, averaging 94.5 hours per week. In addition, the Simulation Center was open from 8am to 5pm on five (5) Saturdays each semester, in support of the Occupational Therapy Hybrid Program. The Simulation Center offered a total of 1,840 simulation events during 2019, including 280 manikin events, 385 standardized patient events, and 1,175 lab events.

Outcome C: Grand Valley has mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, collaborations, and connections with local, state, national, and world communities.

Objective 3.C.1

Preserve an effective GVSU Health Compliance Program based on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's current recommendations that maintains 100% compliance with all established affiliation agreements for GVSU's health-related programs

Baseline

100% at baseline

Progress

2020 Status
Achieved
• University Health Compliance establishes and maintains affiliation agreements for 25 health-related programs across six colleges. When possible, agreements are negotiated as University Affiliation Agreements (UAA) covering all GVSU health-related programs. Since May 2020, we have remained consistently at 90% (or more) of our active AAs, being master/UAAs. We currently have 1,357 active Affiliation Agreements, 1,222 of which are University Affiliation Agreements. • Each July, we issue an updated Certificate of Insurance (COI) to outside agencies that request/require one per their AA. In July 2020, we sent out 185 updated COIs. • From May 2020 to April 2021, a total of 3,000 students, faculty, staff, and volunteers, from 25 health-related programs, participated in health compliance. An average of 2,400 students and 300 faculty/staff/volunteers were active in health compliance at any given point in time. • 92% of health-related program cohorts, representing 99% of these students, are now tracked using the third-party vendor software CastleBranch. This transition from records previously maintained on Blackboard, provides for greater efficiency and represents an increase from 81% of cohorts (88% of students) in 2019-20. • 430 health compliance program-specific audits were conducted (average of 34/month). • VPH held meetings with program directors and clinical coordinators for all College of Health Professions’ programs to assess clinical placement needs and progression opportunities, and discussed and explored modifying clinical experiences within accreditation guidelines to ensure programs/students continued to meet accreditation standards. • Coordinated the quarterly Traverse City and Grand Rapids Clinical Placement Council meetings to focus on clinical placement strategies. • Clinical placement strategies were adapted to address changes in the healthcare landscape from COVID-19 in order to meet the challenges of securing placements for our health-related programs. o Providing health-related students with required PPE per healthcare agency. o Coordinating N-95 respirator fit testing through multiple GVSU department collaboration for health-related students where fit testing required per healthcare agency. o Advocating for COVID-19 vaccination opportunities for health-related students in clinical placements with community health partners. • Adjustments made and new processes implemented to track clinical placements disrupted, or completed in alternate semesters, due to COVID-19 changes. o Spring/Summer 2020: 77 rotations completed hours in alternate semester. o Fall 2020: 1 disrupted rotation and 18 rotations completed hours in alternate semester. • The OVPH team worked with the VPH and health-related programs to secure and track 4,635 placements from May 2020-April 2021. • The OVPH team worked to transition the preceptor letter and certificate process to electronic delivery and collaborated with IT to create an automated delivery and tracking system.

2019 Status
Achieved
University Health Compliance continued the transition to CastleBranch for health compliance tracking. At year end, all programs with students in health compliance had at least one cohort on CastleBranch, reflecting 72% of all students in health compliance. Average rate of compliance during 2019 was 84%, with a goal of 100%. Subsequent to the annual review of the Health Compliance Policy, and guidelines for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of health compliance requirements were reduced for students who have limited patient access, reducing student costs, while maintaining compliance with agreements, clinical guidelines and safety. Student training modules and associated quizzes were also reviewed and updated.

Objective 3.C.2

Expand clinical placements to meet 100% of the demand for GVSU's health-related programs.

Baseline

100% at baseline

Progress

2020 Status
Achieved
The number of preceptor-led-student experiential learning placements during the calendar year 2020 totaled 2,622. - 2020 placements by semester break-out: o Winter – 859 o Spring/Summer – 662 o Fall – 1,101 - Data reflects 92 fewer placements in 2020 compared to 2019, a 3% decrease. 38 of these placements were PA placements canceled due to COVID in Winter 2020. These placements were made up through virtual, simulation, and other means to allow the students to graduate on time. The remainder reflects a change in reporting from professional science master’s programs and uncaptured virtual/simulated placements that occurred early in the year prior to revision of data collection processes. The number of individual preceptors for 2020 placements totaled 1,604. - A total of 110 preceptors enrolled in the preceptor perks program. This represents a decrease of 65% compared to 2019 and was most noticeable during the 2nd and 3rd quarters. Enrollment activity increased late in the year with 54 preceptors enrolling during the final quarter of 2020. This activity has continued into the first quarter of 2021 with preceptor enrollment 40% higher than the first quarter of 2020. GVSU Scribe Academy: • Scribes have expanded working at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Rheumatology. The Memorial Healthcare Hospital in Owosso expanded a small team of scribes working in internal medicine. Additionally, a total of 8 scribes are working for Mackinaw Straights in the remote office located in Grand Rapids. • COVID-19 has impacted the number of scribe students through clinical training required for graduation. During this time, 24 students have gone through the Academy, a half dozen completing clinical training in March and April 2021.

2019 Status
Achieved
The number of preceptor led-student experiential learning placements during 2019 totaled 2,714. Semester break out reflects: 955 placements during winter semester, 747 placements during spring/summer semester and 1,012 placements during fall semester. There were 1,702 individual preceptors, of which 314 enrolled in the Preceptor Perks program. Experiential learning placements increased for the following programs: Diagnostic Medical Sonography -2; Health Information Management-3; Medical Laboratory Science-6; and Radiation Therapy-1.

Strategic Priority Area 4: Enhance the institution's image and reputation.

Outcome A: Grand Valley's learning environment is personal, challenging, and transformational, supporting excellent academic programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Objective 4.A.1

Ensure the simulation center meets the standards of the accreditation criteria as set forth by Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Baseline

Inactive/unknown if meeting the accreditation criteria

Progress

2020 Status
Substantial Progress
Pending budgetary approval to apply for accreditation, the GVSU Simulation Center continues to proceed towards meeting the accreditation standards set forth by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH) including; updating the Simulation Center Policy and Procedure manuals and collecting data on learning contact hours.

2019 Status
Substantial Progress
University Simulation Center staff are developing a Simulation Center Policy and Procedure manual that aligns with the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH) accreditation standards, and collecting data on learner contact hours as required by accreditation.

Objective 4.A.2

Provide leadership, resources, and platforms for dialogue and exchange for regional health.

Baseline

DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy (300), Health Care Economic Forecast (600), Your Health Lecture Series (150), MIPERC conference (175), Annual GVSU Health Report (750).

Progress

2020 Status
Achieved
• Our office was created to strengthen and expand external partnerships in the healthcare community. In order to accomplish this goal, we meet with healthcare leaders locally, regionally and nationally, host healthcare events, develop strategic partnerships, host a biannual Health Advisory Board, publish an annual health report, and hold an annual interprofessional education conference. The Vice Provost for Health (VPH) pivoted to meet virtually with leaders to explore potential partnerships, share GVSU health and health-related program information, and secure clinical placements for students. In April we have started to schedule in-person meetings with healthcare leaders. • To highlight GVSU’s health programs and faculty/staff expertise, we host several healthcare events annually. Exemplars of events, including attendance counts, are below. Combined attendance overall 20-21 events totaled 3,454, all events were held virtually. o Annual West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast (a partnership with Seidman College of Business, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network, and Priority Health) – 2021 Event: 567 attendees o Annual Health Collaboration Event – 2020 Event: 25 attendees o Annual Community Health Lecture (partnership with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Spectrum Health) – 2021 Event: 122 attendees o Annual Ethics Conference (partnership with Spectrum Health) – 2021 Event: 317 o Biannual DeVos Medical Ethics Colloquy –754 total attendance over both events o Annual Health Forum of West Michigan Series – 1,421 combined attendance over the 20-21 series o Bi-annual Health Forum of Northern Michigan Series (both Health Forum series are a partnership with BCBS of MI, MSU-CHM, MIPERC, and the Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement) – 248 combined attendance over the 20-21 series • Introduced Annual Rural Health Awards to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding organizations and practitioners serving the northern Michigan communities. Awarded to War Memorial (organization) and Dr. Marilyn Conlon of Well Spring Psychiatry (practitioner) in 2021. Presented at the Health Forum of Northern Michigan virtual event on March 18, 2021. • Coordinated the Grand Valley State University’s Annual Health Report that highlights the health-related activities taking place across the university and is distributed widely to our partners and the healthcare community. • Worked with CLAS Advising to establish an early admissions program agreement with Ferris State University College of Pharmacy to reserve ten (10) seats in each annual cohort entering the PharmD program for qualified GVSU students, signed October 2020, and on a preferred admission program agreement with the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy that identifies up to eight (8) GVSU students for admission into the PharmD program (pending final signature). • Jean Nagelkerk, PI, was awarded a $35,000 grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation for the purposes of enlisting preceptors at select clinical settings to providing feedback on an IPE clinical toolkit. The toolkit has now been finalized based on feedback and will be made available more broadly to MIPERC members such that the clinical toolkit may be used to leverage the placement of successful student IPE teams in clinical settings.

2019 Status
Achieved
The Office of the Vice Provost for Health (OVPH) provided leadership, resources, and platforms for 12 public events, with 2,850 attendees. As in previous years, the West Michigan Healthcare Economic Forecast and DeVos Medical Ethic Colloquies were live streamed. The Health Forum of West Michigan topics included Cost of Drugs, Depression and Suicide, Opioid Epidemic Update, Organ Donations and Transplants, Consumer Driven Technology, Legalized Marijuana and Discoveries in Genetics. Over 100 individuals attended the inaugural Health Forum of Northern Michigan, sponsored by OVPH and Northwestern Michigan College, during which several regional speakers addressed the topic of the 2019 Opioid Update. The 12th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC) conference, had 351 registrants, representing 36 organizations across 4 states. Publications from OVPH include The Health Check Economic Forecast and Annual Health Report, which are provided both in print as well as electronically through the OVPH website. Three newsletters are each produced bi-annually: the OVPH newsletter, the MIPERC newsletter and the Standardized Patient Program newsletter “Role Call”.

Outcome B: Grand Valley is diverse and inclusive.

Objective 4.B.1

Strengthen and develop internal and external health-related partnerships by 5%.

Baseline

25 advisory board members + 700 OVPH leadership team meetings related to community partnerships.

Progress

2020 Status
Achieved
• Held a virtual VPH Advisory Board meeting on October 13, 2020 and shared benchmarking data, information on the University’s continued response to COVID-19, and addressed clinical placement needs. Significant positive feedback from the Board was received. Virus Action Team Appointment and Work: • Developed the RFI for 24/7 health services for GVSU COVID support from regional health care systems and developed the health contract for COVID support services. • GVSU lead for the Spectrum Health COVID 24/7 support service implementation and maintenance. Negotiated modified contract to reduce cost for 24/7 call center support resulting in substantial savings (approximately $20,000 per month). • Developed the initial GVSU COVID Testing Strategy and calendar. Lead for Spectrum Health testing program in August/September. • Developed the testing strategy for testing lists, invitations, and appointments. • Worked with athletics, Robert Smart and Tina Barnikow to purchase and pilot antigen testing with athletes. • Hired the testing and contract tracing lead nurses for the COVID team. • Lead on vaccination health system discussions and representative for GV at the West Michigan Vaccine Collaborative. • Worked with Metro Health, Ottawa County Department of Public Health, Katie Branch and Rebekah Sabo to plan for an on-campus GVSU vaccination clinic. • Meet almost daily for VAT meetings as well as led a workgroup for a university testing survey and an ethics vaccination committee to determine priority vaccination invitations. • Worked with Human Resources to develop a university vaccination survey. • Tina Barnikow leads the contact tracing efforts, updates the self-assessment format, and oversees the pool nurses for VAT. Provided Leadership and Oversight for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) Grant • Oversee the following grant projects: Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center, Dual Enrollment Courses for Allied Health, Middle School Career Exploration Camps (sHaPe & STEPS), Freshman Health Career Exploration Fair, Paraprofessional Survey, Kellogg/BCPS/GVSU Scholarship Program, and the Middle School STEM Curriculum. • Lead and coordinate several grant-related meetings, including with Kim Carter, Superintendent of Battle Creek Public Schools, Arelis Diaz, Director of the WKKF Office of the President, as well as with project leads to ensure accuracy and timeliness of grant-related activity and reports, and worked with the WKKF grant accountant to meet with project leads regarding grant budget modifications and approvals for all twelve initiatives to prepare the year 3 budget. • Submitted and was awarded $500,000 for a supplement to the Kellogg Grant to fund 4 – four-year full-ride scholarships for selected Battle Creek Public High School Students. • Submitted a grant for the Design Summit for $35,000 to support 35 BCPS High School Students conference registration fee. Pending award decision. • Serve on the Battle Creek Central High School (BCCHS) Career Academies Council. Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center: • The GVSU Battle Creek Regional Outreach Center reopened on July 6, 2020, and had maintained consistent operating hours since reopening. • Twelve educational modules were developed for community and regional outreach, and included support in college application, financial aid, and career exploration. • Drop-In Virtual Advising (DIVA) hours were implemented in the fall to encourage student support, and are available three times a week. • A total of 1,127 individual educational advisements were provided to learners from May, 2020 through April, 2021. • Career Navigator lead 42 separate engagement events throughout BCPS with support from BCROC staff.

2019 Status
Achieved
The Office of the Vice Provost for Health (OVPH) Advisory Board is comprised of 24 members from the health care community. A total of 659 meetings occurred with internal (non-OVPH) and external individuals and partners. New partnerships during 2019 include a 15.5 million-dollar W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant awarded in May 2019, to assist Battle Creek Public Schools with their educational transformation project. Together with Roy Olsson, Dean of the College of Health Professions, Paul Christensen, Physician Assistant Studies (PAS) Department Chair and Program Director, and Andrew Booth, PAS Chair of Student Services and Assistant Professor, designed and established a PAS Fellowship Agreement with the Cancer and Hematology Center of West Michigan. Partnered with Northwestern Michigan Community College to develop the Health Forum of Northern Michigan.

Outcome C: Grand Valley has mutually beneficial relationships, partnerships, collaborations, and connections with local, state, national, and world communities.

Objective 4.C.2

The Interprofessional Education office is recognized as a regional leader in the field of interprofessional education and practice

Baseline

Leads Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC). Participates in the activities of American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC), National Academy of Practice (NAP), National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Incubator member. Annually hosts the MIPERC conference.

Progress

2020 Status
Achieved
The 13th annual MIPERC Conference was held virtually September 16-18, 2020 titled, "Developing a Systematic Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Approach to the Patient Experience", and had over 170 participants, 31 posters, and 10 virtual podium presentations. There were 3 mini grants awarded. Other efforts on this objective include: • The IPE Student Certificate continues to grow in popularity, with over 250 students enrolled from many different disciplines at GVSU. • There were three virtual IPE service learning events that occurred in the fall 2020 semester which included: o Interprofessional Career Exploration Webinar – This event was geared towards the high school audience allowed students from GVSU the opportunity to develop co-present about the importance of interprofessional in health care. o IPE Diagnosis Fun – This event was for elementary aged students and focused on a presentation about a fun and engaging health-sciences related topic to elementary aged children in a virtual format. o IPE Case Study Analysis Competition – This event gave students a simulated case study and asked them to prepare a 10-minute presentation on the ways in which elements of IPE could enhance the delivery of care to the patient. • There were also three virtual IPE service learning events that occurred in the spring 2021 semester which included: o Frontline Workers Service Project – This event placed students in interprofessional team with the goal of designing a wellness-related activity for frontline health care workers in the community. o Health Expo 2021 – (180 students participated) This event allowed students to design and present a research poster focused on Social Determinants of Health and IPE. o Virtual IPE Telehealth Experience – (75 students are participating) This event assigned students to interprofessional teams with the task of role playing and recording a virtual telehealth experience. • We hosted monthly virtual Promoting Interprofessional Education for Students (PIPES) meetings that averaged over 70 students in attendance and included topics such as Social Determinants of Health through the Lens of Covid-19, the Increasingly Team-Based Future of Health Care, and a Virtual Escape Room. • Monthly Lunch and Learn events were also offered virtually throughout the fall and spring semester and averaged over 50 students with topics about Professional Identity Formation, Cultural Intelligence, and the Future of Telehealth from the president of the American Telemedicine Association.

2019 Status
Achieved
The Interprofessional Education Office (IPEO) leads the Midwest Interprofessional Practice and Research Center (MIPERC) which offers the Annual MIPERC Conference. The 12th annual MIPERC conference had 351 registrants, representing 36 organizations across 4 states. The IPE Student Certificate has 190 students enrolled, and the annual open house was attended by 65 students. Six (6) Lunch and Learn events were offered with 16 average attendees with topics that included: Adverse Childhood Events; Cyberbullying; Culinary Medicine; Disaster Preparedness; MedNow Telehealth and Apps; and Telehealth for Behavioral Health. Three (3) Service Learning Events were offered. The first was the Health Expo which had 244 student participants, 8 judges, 30 advisors and 5 vendors including the Hispanic Center, Grand Rapids African American Health Institute (GRAAHI) Asian American Association, a concierge practices, and a chiropractic practice. The second was Diagnosis Fun, a partnership with Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, which had 32 student participants at 10 stations, including a life-size Operation game. The third event offered health care career exploration to 100 high school students at Covenant House Academy. Three (3) IPE mini-grants were awarded for experiences that included an Escape Room, Using Case Study Simulation to Teach Social Determinants of Health and IPE experience on Safely Caring for Persons of Size. The monthly IPE Community Newsletter, showcases the IPE events that are available to students. The work of the IPEO is conducted in part through six work groups: Clinical Setting, Curriculum, Professional Development, Scholarship, Service Learning and Simulation. Each group meets 4-10 times per year. The GVSU Scribe Academy enrolled students on a monthly basis. The 180 students enrolled in the Scribe Academy during 2019 represented pre-medical, pre-PA, pre-nursing, and other health science majors.

Outcome E: Grand Valley strategically allocates its fiscal, human, and other institutional resources.

Objective 4.E.1

Serve as Alternate Care Site for Spectrum Health to support a disaster response affecting the western Michigan region.

Baseline

Established Alternate Care Site Plan.

Progress

2020 Status
Achieved
The Alternate Care Site plan was review, revised, electronically republished, and distributed in March of 2020. The Alternate Care Site plan was implemented the end of March 2020 in anticipation of needing to care for an influx of COVID-19 patients in the greater Grand Rapids area. Although the Alternate Care Site was not ultimately needed to treat COVID-19 patients, the site was set up and ready to accept patients if needed, but was dismantled after a month when it was determined the site would not be needed.

2019 Status
Achieved
The University Simulation Center partnered with Spectrum Health during the extreme weather in Jan. 2019 to make space available for their staff who may be unable to travel due to the weather. Although not needed, we were pleased to be able to support our partner, during this unusual event, and will continue to do so as space allows.

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