Team Education Advancing Collaboration in Healthcare (TEACH) enables students to practice critically important, core interprofessional practice competencies while working on person- and community-centered teams to improve health and well-being.

Goals

  • Enhance the experience of healthcare;
  • Improve population health; and
  • Reduce the overall cost of healthcare.

TEACH is a longitudinal curriculum that students in the Indiana University Schools of Dentistry, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Health and Human Sciences, Medicine, Nursing (Bloomington), Optometry, School of Public Health, the IUPUI School of Nursing (Indianapolis) (Ft. Wayne), the Purdue College of Pharmacy, and Butler College of Pharmacy complete over the course of their studies.

TEACH brings learners out of their educational silos and promotes active participation from individuals in each discipline in order to achieve better real-world healthcare outcomes. Our learners are taught simple team-building exercises that foster a sense of comradery and respect amongst the different healthcare disciplines. After exposure to interprofessional concepts and communication methods, learners interact with simulated patients to implement collaborative skills and tools.