Perceived Benefits of Training Clinicians in Community Engagement for a Leadership Development Program.

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2022-02

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Abstract

Background and objectives

Community engagement (CE), including community-engaged research, is a critical tool for improving the health of patients and communities, but is not taught in most medical curricula, and is even rarer in leadership training for practicing clinicians. With the growth of value-based care and increasing concern for health equity, we need to turn our attention to the benefits of working with communities to improve health and health care. The objective of this brief report is to increase understanding of the perceived benefits of CE training for primary care clinicians, specifically those already working.

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We assessed perceived benefits of CE training for primary care clinicians participating in health care transformation leadership training through analysis of learner reflection papers.

Results

Clinicians (n=12) reported transformational learning and critical shifts of perspective. Not only did they come to value and understand CE, but the training changed their perception of their roles as clinicians and leaders.

Conclusions

Educating primary care clinicians in CE as a foundational principle can orient them to the criticality of stakeholder engagement for daily practice, practice transformation, and population health improvement, and provides them with a new understanding of their roles as clinicians and leaders.

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10.22454/fammed.2022.648246

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Simpson, Courtney, Mina Silberberg, Susan T Hibbard, Michelle J Lyn and Gregory Sawin (2022). Perceived Benefits of Training Clinicians in Community Engagement for a Leadership Development Program. Family medicine, 54(2). pp. 134–138. 10.22454/fammed.2022.648246 Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/25556.

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Hibbard

Susan Teresa Hibbard

Assistant Consulting Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Lyn

Michelle Jacqueline Lyn

Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health

Population Health
Community Engagement and Capacity Building
Design and implementation of collaborative disease prevention/health promotion and health care delivery models
Design and implementation of care management models
Design and implementation of educational programs for health care professionals


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