Understanding and Implementing Care Teams: Building a Community of Practice, 2010-2011
This collaborative proposes to build a community practice focused on care teams drawing from University of Minnesota researchers and Minnesota practitioners. Care teams are interprofessional teams that are central to the effort to improve population health and contain health care costs. The collaborative seeks to break down silos and encourage integration by sharing knowledge in activities such as presentations and conferences and encouraging the formation of research. This will facilitate identifying fundable care team research that will contribute to the improvement of health care, both in the United States and in other countries, and extend our knowledge of how teams can be effectively organized.
Conveners: Douglas Wholey (Health Policy & Management), David Knoke (Sociology), Pri Shah (Strategic Management & Organization)