Michigan Action Map
Interprofessional Tool Kit
Implementing Interprofessional Collaboration
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1. ESTABLISH SUPPORT
Secure buy-in for adopting a collaborative model of care from key staff and leadership.
2. MAP ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT
Complete peer-reviewed assessment to get the right people at the table, take stock, and take action.
3. DEVELOP CORE COMPETENCIES
Teach identified staff about interprofessional collaboration; introduce leadership and staff to key concepts regarding culture.
4. TRAIN THE FACILITATOR
Teach prospective facilitator(s) how to guide an interprofessional team and overcome conflict by prioritizing the patient’s goals.
5. FORM THE TEAM
In order to maximize impact, the team must be formed based on a significant community/patient need. Individuals (administrative, clinical, non-clinical) with capacity to respond to the need should join the team.
6. CREATE & CUSTOMIZE TOOLS
Topics may include: common language, scope of practice, turnover, shared decision making, collaborative care planning, and culture change.
7. CALIBRATE TEAM PERFORMANCE
Establish and re-emphasize the team’s shared expectations for its members, practice conflict resolution, and address emergent issues.
8. MEASURE PROGRESS
Assess outcomes, celebrate successes, identify ways to overcome barriers, and develop new priorities/plans to sustain interprofessional collaboration.