In the last few years, we have seen an increase in health disparity due to the Covid 19 pandemic. An already fragile state of health concerns was worsened to include an increase in lower socioeconomic status due to loss of jobs and the closing of businesses. This impact to countries caused further limitations to all in ways of health access and increased lower socioeconomic status of people. There is an opportunity to foster health equity to promote best possible health conditions of all individuals regardless of income.
During this presentation, Interprofessional and collaborative care models are reviewed to increase awareness of the potential for achieving health equity in outpatient care. Education of nursing faculty, clinicians, and patients is essential to provide equal health opportunity and foster compliance of care protocols and health promotion. We will examine the role of academic leaders in providing Interprofessional Education (IPE) to prepare healthcare professionals for collaboration in the interest of improved patient health outcomes. Examples of patient scenarios of non-compliance due to situational challenges and how we may provide collaborative support to prevent health complications, will be discussed by ways of storytelling and impactful journeys that resonate with all nurses and healthcare professionals.