The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) partnered with the National Center for Interprofessional Education to create a series of five podcasts, “Stories from the Nexus: Progress and Promise.” The podcasts are based on the PCPCC report “Progress and Promise: Profiles in Interprofessional Health Training to Develop Patient-Centered Primary Care.” Three chapters of the podcast focus on specific programs described in the report, while the other two chapters provide an overview of patient-centered medical homes, the importance of team-dynamics, and lessons learned.
Chapter 1: This chapter provides an overview of the “Nexus,” patient-centered medical homes, investing in team dynamics, and the importance of involving the community and patient in the care team.
Chapter 2: This chapter discusses New Mexico State University’s collaborative training program on integrated primary care and behavioral health on the U.S.-Mexico border, with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity, social determinants of health, and including social workers and psychologists on the care team.
Chapter 3: The University of Oklahoma successfully integrates pharmacists into primary care by building relationships among different professions. This approach serves diverse populations and improves diabetes patient outcomes.
Chapter 4: The San Francisco Veterans Affairs Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education/Education in Patient-Aligned Care Teams serves diverse patients though the use of technology and emphasizes team dynamics.
Chapter 5: The final chapter of the series contains reflections on the successes and challenges in team building and funding faced by the seven programs highlighted in the PCPCC report.
Listen to the podcasts: https://nexusipe.org/progress-and-promise-podcast-series