Mixed methods will be used to ensure that multiple lines of evidence from key stakeholders are brought forward to improve the program, demonstrate how it adds value, and inform future directions. These methods will include evaluation coach check-ins, postmodule surveys (learners and faculty), post-intersession focus groups (learners and mentors), postprogram interviews, Web analytics, reflective journaling, a community engagement survey, and sponsor interviews. The overall evaluation focus will be on quality, relevance, and usefulness; the progress of the action project; the effectiveness of the education program; and the successes, lessons learned, and future directions of the CIHLC Collaborative Health Leadership Program.

The knowledge acquired through the evaluation and other knowledge development work is expected to contribute to the evolving conceptualizations of collaborative leadership, inform pedagogical practices for transformational learning, and provide tools to determine the effect of professional education and collaborative leadership on individuals, communities, and health systems.


Joseph A. Zorek, Pharm.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison; Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at time of study

David S. Fike, Ph.D. University of the Incarnate Word

Anitra A. MacLaughlin, Pharm.D. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; Hereford Pharmacy LLC

Mohammed Samiuddin, M.D., Rodney B. Young, M.D., and Eric J. MacLaughlin, Pharm.D.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Background The IOM published its first report in 1972, which focused on leveraging teamwork to improve health care delivery (IOM, 1972). Contemporary IOM reports have continued promoting team-based health care delivery as the future of health professional education and as a potential answer to looming health care delivery and affordability problems (IOM, 2003, 2008). While these government-sponsored reports raised the stature of IPE, passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which included provisions for IPE, served to cement its importance in place (U.S. Congress, 2010).

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