Interprofessional Nurse Practitioner Education for the Collaborative Care of Children with Chronic Conditions (INPEC5)

Investigator: Naomi Schapiro, RN, PhD, PNP
Sponsor: U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

Location(s): United States


INPEC5 addresses the current gap in care of underserved children with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) through enhanced interprofessional nurse practitioner education and training of a diverse pediatric health care provider work force. Access to quality care for children living with MCC, including behavioral health conditions and childhood obesity, is the primary challenge facing the pediatric health care workforce and represents an urgent need for children living in underserved communities.Pediatric and psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner students, graduate trainees in social work and trainees at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland’s Department of Psychiatry will be trained.