Patient safety center, interprofessional course win honors
The Center for Patient Safety and Health Policy received the 2011 Outstanding Educational Program award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research. The award recognizes innovation that advances undergraduate or graduate education in prevention and public health, specifically furthering student interest in the profession. The schools of Medicine and Nursing also received a national award from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The award, an interprofessional course that is a project of the Center for Patient Safety and Health Policy, introduced quality and safety concepts into the standard curriculum for medical and nursing students.