UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative recognized at Nexus Summit

The Rural Inter-Professional Health Initiative funded by the William R. Kenan Charitable Trust, and housed within the Office of Rural Initiatives within the UNC School of Medicine was recently recognized at the Nexus Summit, an event sponsored by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education.

UNC's Rural Inter-Professional Health Initiative places students from all of UNC's health affairs schools in rural clinics where they work together.

The aims of the UNC RIPHI include the following:

  • Cultivation of rural sites for interprofessional learners
  • Creation of interprofessional curricula focused on rural and population health
  • Mentoring and development of RIPHI Faculty Champions for interprofessional collaboration
  • Partnership with community practices to improve care of rural populations
  • Investment in rural teaching and clinic development

The project is led by Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, in collaboration with faculty and staff champions from all health affairs schools.

At the Nexus Summit, UNC RIPHI received an honorable mention award in the state program category.