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All health care staff and students in the health professions who:

  • want to learn about interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) and national IPCP competencies
  • provide services for immigrants, refugees or other vulnerable populations


Each module is a site that includes with a 45 to 60-minute voice-over PowerPoint presentation with learning objectives, interactive quizzes, videos and links to related resources. Reflection questions are included at the end of each.


Web-based asynchronous platform allows user access 24/7 for initial learning and ongoing practice application.


The Teaching Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s America (TTSTA) Project sought new solutions to the problems of health care access and delivery for immigrant and refugee populations and to educate current and future health care professionals about the health needs and practice environments for a growing and diverse population.

Testing of the Modules showed both practicing and future healthcare providers benefited from completing the modules. Peer reviews of the Modules’ content by two national panels of nine interprofessional content experts were facilitated by the National Center for Interprofessional Education. Both reviews yielded high overall ratings for each Modules’ content and quality, along with consensus that they supply actionable information for diverse health care disciplines across the U.S.


By achieving each Module’s learning objectives, students and staff will advance quality culturally relevant health care provision, including improved client safety, satisfaction and outcomes, and decreased costs.

After completing the Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Competencies Module, participants will be able to:

  • Define interprofessional education (IPE) and collaboration.
  • Learn the history of the IPE movement, and identify the role for IPE in the U.S. health care reform as relates to the Triple Aim of healthcare
  • Describe the four competency domains of IPEC
  • Identify similar values and ethics among the healthcare professions
  • Define and understand the roles and responsibilities of healthcare team members
  • Describe the benefits and pitfalls of team communication, and learn common communication techniques using TeamSTEPPS
  • Identify qualities of effective teams, including leadership qualities, techniques to increase teamwork and methods for handling team conflicts.

After completing the Refugee Culture and Health Online Clinical Learning Module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the U.S. refugee resettlement process
  • Identify the home countries and needs of refugees resettling in Wisconsin
  • Describe common challenges refugees face in receiving optimal health care
  • Explain cultural humility
  • Identify potential clashes between cultural world views
  • Promote open dialogue concerning beliefs about disease and traditional medicine
  • Avoid common pitfalls when working with a medical translator
  • Access information on the culture and health needs of refugees