International Workshop June 2015

How to establish an "Intersectoral Policy Platform for the Education of Health Professions"?

A group of experts did meet at the Careum Foundation in Zurich to exchange experiences and develop recomandations in a workshop on June 9th 2015

The approach proposed by Careum is presented in the Working Paper 7 «Educating Health Professionals» An Intersectoral Approach for the Education of Health Professionals: Aligning Health and Education as Learning Systems (with other Sectors).

It has been discussed and endorsed in the high-level meetings of the Careum-Dialogue series. In addition, it has been presented in conferences in the German speaking countries mainly.
In order to achieve the strategic goal and to foster innovative exchange, the Careum Foundation would learned from experience gained in other regions and settings.

Careum aims at learning from international experience in interprofessional and intersectoral education of health professionals and the outreach needed to advocate for change in politics, policies and governance.
Participants was asked to focus on policy and strategy, on approaches and methods to enhance reforms towards intersectoral thinking and acting. They reflected experiences made in six cases presented at the hearing and express recommendations to Careum on how to establish an "intersectoral Policy Platform for the Education of Health Professions":

  • NEXUS Minnesota – National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education – USA
  • Canadian interprofessional Health Collaborative – CiHC – Canada

  • The European Interprofessional Practice and Education Network – EIPEN – Belgium

  • Linköping University – Sweden

  • CAIPE – Centre For The Advancement Of Interprofessional Education – United Kingdom

  • Robert Bosch Foundation – Germany

  • Moreover was present the FOPH (Federal Office of Public Health) – Swiss Government

Accordingly, participants was asked to give a short overview of their approach and methods to enhance reforms towards intersectoral thinking and acting. Moreover, Careum was interested in feedbacks regarding three postulates of the Working Paper to be achieved: Postulate 3 – Health and Education Ministries have a joint responsibility in planning and steering the professional education and reforms, and to build a learning system of health & education Postulate 2 - assigning the same degree of attention to all four necessary functional fields Postulate 1 - cross-functional thinking and a new professional attitude guided by co-production.

The contribution on this topic was of great benefit for the Careum Foundation and the advancement of education in the health sector.

An Intersectoral Policy for the Education of Health Professionals: Aligning Health and Education as Learning Systems (with other Sectors)
 


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