Foundations in Integrative Health Online Curriculum
A 31.6-hour interprofessional IH online curriculum, Foundations in Integrative Health, for primary care educational programs was developed based on the core IH competencies for interprofessional primary care teams developed by the InPLT. A needs assessment survey administered to primary care and other healthcare professions' educational training programs identified curriculum priorities and content areas common across primary care and other healthcare professions. The curriculum content addresses identified gaps in IH knowledge and skills. This introductory curriculum sets the foundation of developing a core set of integrative healthcare (IH) competencies and resources for the variety of health professionals who work in primary care, such as direct and lay health care workers.
The curriculum courses include:
- Introduction to Interprofessional Integrative Health in Primary Care
- Prevention and Lifestyle Behavior Change Through Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
- Interprofessional Healthcare Wellbeing
- Addressing Primary Care Patients Through an Interprofessional/Integrative Lens
- Collaborative Interprofessional Integrative Interventions
- Interprofessional Practice in Community Settings and Systems at Large
A pilot study of the curriculum was conducted in 2016. The curriculum has been revised based on the feedback received during the pilot and is now available to primary care education programs. The curriculum is available online free of charge to primary care education programs through August 31. 2017, the end of the grant period.
Educational programs and other institutions interested in offering the FIH course to their students, trainees, or employees may contact NCIPH by following the link below. The institutional offering includes tools for site leaders to track the progress of their enrollees.
To learn more about the course and how to enroll your educational program in the course please follow the link below and we will send you additional information.
Individuals interested in taking the FIH course may browse and enroll in the individual course modules of their choosing by following the link below.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.