- Interprofessional Education (IPE) – A coordinated, patient-centered model of health care that involves an understanding of the contributions of multiple health care professionals.
Quadruple Aims (Framework for value-based care)– There are four aims: improved population health, enhanced patient experience, reduced costs, and improved provider satisfaction.
- Behavioral Health Integration – Primary care and behavioral health clinicians work together to better serve specific populations, especially those involving mental health and substance use.
- Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) – Conditions in places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect health and quality of life, including 5 domains: economic, healthcare, education, social, and neighborhood.
- Cultural Competency – An ongoing educational process that seeks to equip health care providers to recognize and address the unique culture, language and health literacy of diverse consumers and communities.
- Practice Transformation – These are efforts to support quality improvement and patient-centered care through goal setting, leadership, workflow changes, data/informatics, measuring outcomes, and adapting organizational processes to support new team-based models of care delivery.
Population Health– This is a concept of health and be defined as “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group.” These populations are often geographic regions, such as nations or communities, but they can also be other groups, such as employees, ethnic groups, disabled persons, or prisoners.
- Current and emerging health issues – These issues include, but are not limited to, COVID-19, opioid/substance use disorders, telehealth, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), or other geographically relevant issues.
HUPC Four-Year Standard Track and HRSA Core Topics
HRSA core topics will be reviewed and thoroughly discussed each year of HUPC.
M1 Year HRSA Topics Addressed
- Students will distinguish the responsibilities of rural and/or urban underserved clinicians and health care systems in optimizing health outcomes with available resources, as related to the Quadruple Aim for population health.
- Students will identify population-level interventions designed to improve overall health and reduce costs of care.
- Students will be able to define all HRSA core topics.
- Students will be able to distinguish between underserved populations in both rural and urban environments.
- Students will be able to list the elements that define Social Determinants of Health.
M2 Year HRSA Topics Addressed
- Students will define key concepts of health care quality improvement. Students will discuss common challenges currently facing rural and /or urban underserved healthcare systems.
- Students will identify a health care quality improvement project as an element of their longitudinal project.
- Students will identify strategies for overcoming resistance to change and for working within an interprofessional team.
M3 Year HRSA Topics Addressed
- Students will examine the unique conditions that affect the patient-provider relationship in rural and/or urban underserved environments.
- Students will identify four skills that are critical to improve clinical interactions with patients.
- If applicable and available, students will review site-specific or network-wide data related to their longitudinal project and incorporate the findings into their final presentations.
M4 Year HRSA Topics Addressed
- Students will identify examples of current and emerging health topics. Students will discuss how policies (public and/or private) are formed or influenced by public knowledge, attitudes, culture and politics surrounding those current and emerging health topics.
- Students will discuss how HRSA Core Topics influenced/affected their Longitudinal Projects.
- Students will summarize their experiences as an HUPC student. Student will detail how their participation in HUPC increased their understanding of HRSA Core Topics.