The program has a strong emphasis on respect and care for all human beings, a culture of physical and emotional wellness and adopting an equity framework of inclusion to meet the needs of patients from a diversity of backgrounds in our community, including socio-economic, religious, cultural, sexual orientation and gender identity while practicing good stewardship. Learners receive instruction in leadership, advocacy, ethics, health policy, social justice, population and community health in an interprofessional environment to serve their communities and narrow the health disparity gap.
Interprofessional education is a foundational practice in Ithaca College School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. Learners actively participate in interprofessional learning activities based in population and community health with emphasis on continuous quality improvement to narrow the healthcare disparities gap. Learners identify a specific patient-centered project within the community, design and defend a quality improvement project that addresses a health disparity and empowers the community. Through these activities, learners will gain real life experience in clinical practice and learn leadership and advocacy skills.