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This project is called Teaching Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s America because it had two educational objectives: to educate health care workers and students about the unique needs of refugees and to teach people from different health professions how to work together.


The TTSTA project offers an innovative, interprofessional, and culturally responsive approach to improving access to and quality of primary care for Milwaukee immigrants and refugee populations while educating health providers and students for collaborative practice environments.


Health equity for Milwaukee immigrants and refugees that transcends social determinants of health.

This can be accomplished by expanding the refugee community-centered health home model through interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) and interprofessional education (IPE) environments across sites and systems.

Collaborative Partners

UWM Institute for Urban Health Partnerships (IUHP)
Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Milwaukee Family Health Clinic

To learn more, contact Bev Zabler, PhD, RN, Project Director at

Funding Acknowledgement

This project was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) and Interprofessional Education (IPE) Cooperative Agreement under grant number, UD7HP28542, for $1,337,115. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.