IPCC Receives $40,000 Workforce Toolkit Grant from SCRA


The Institute for Person-Centered Care at St. Ambrose University (IPCC) has been awarded a $40,000 grant by the Scott County Regional Authority to assist in the creation of a person-centered care toolkit for professionals working in the fields of health care, behavioral health, social work and criminal justice in the Quad Cities region.

Creation of the toolkit is among the priority IPCC projects for 2019 under the leadership of first-year Executive Director Julie Solomon, LSCSW, MBA.

The IPCC was launched a year ago in collaboration with the Quad Cities Health Initiative, the region's two largest hospital systems, Genesis Health and Unity Point Health-Trinity, and workforce professionals throughout the region.

The Institute has enlisted an interdisciplinary group of faculty from programs in SAU's College of Health and Human Services and additional community stakeholders to develop the toolkit.

The toolkit will:

  • Identify the unifying principles of Person-Centered Care most applicable to the Quad Cities region, based upon a needs assessment conducted with regional stakeholders as well as an examination of the growing body of national/international research;
  • Align the unifying principles of Person-Centered Care with its practical applications in relevant disciplines including- Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Public Health, Social Work, Theology and Criminal Justice;
  • Print and digital toolkit resources will be developed to assist with regional expansion of person-centered care.

The Institute will enlist formal and informal networking, stakeholder roundtables, webinar platforms and continuing education learning platforms to disseminate the specialty-specific Person-Centered Care principles and applications of this toolkit.

Since 1997, St. Ambrose has received $1,221,955 in grant funding from the Scott County Regional Authority, helping the university complete capital projects, enhance classroom equipment, and provide needed resources to students and the Quad Cities community.

To learn more about the Institute for Person-Centered Care at St. Ambrose, visit www.sau.edu/ipcc

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