Joint Accreditation

Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education

In December 2020, Community Health Center, Inc. and its Weitzman Institute received Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education effective through November 2024. CHC is the first Federally Qualified Health Center in the United States to be awarded Joint Accreditation, further solidifying its leadership role in offering multidisciplinary education for health care teams caring for the nation’s most vulnerable patient populations.

The Weitzman Institute now has the ability to award continuing education credit (CEUs) to a wide array of health professionals represented by the below organizations:

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • American Academy of PAs (AAPA)
  • American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)

Commitment to High Quality Education for the Health Care Team

The Weitzman Institute aims to provide high-quality, interdisciplinary, and innovative continuing education opportunities for health professionals in FQHCs and other primary care practices across the United States. Our mission is to enhance the team-based practice skills of primary care providers and care team members on chronic and complex conditions and diseases to improve the health of the vulnerable patient populations they serve.

Earning CME/CNE/CEUs as a Health Care Professional with the Weitzman Institute

The Weitzman Institute currently offers continuing education credit opportunities for a wide variety of live educational programs including Project ECHO, webinars, remote nurse practitioner residency didactics, specialized consulting offerings, and more. If you are currently participating in a Weitzman Institute program, please check in with your Weitzman contact person to confirm if your program offers credits and, if so, how to access these credits. 

The Weitzman Institute’s Weitzman Education Platform (WeP) is designed to streamline your learning experience with us. The WeP is a dynamic CEU tracking platform that tracks your participation in all of your WI activities. With the use of the WeP, you are able to: 

  • View WI’s full catalog of educational activities for providers and the care team
  • Register for and access all of your Weitzman Education activities using one simple login
  • Access asynchronous CEU options available at any time
  • Retrieve your CME/CEU/Participation certificates and transcripts on-demand 

 

Click here to access the Weitzman Education Platform

If you run into any problems associated with the Weitzman Education Platform, please submit a ticket through the WeP Ticket Submission.

Joint Providership Opportunities for Organizations Looking to Offer CEUs

The Weitzman Institute is proud to be partnering on a limited basis with other organizations to assist in developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs in order to offer CEUs. If you are interested in partnering with the Weitzman Institute to offer CEUs for an upcoming continuing education event, please contact [email protected]. A formal application process will begin later in 2021, so please check back for additional details soon.

Joint Accreditation leads to better patient outcomes

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) and its Weitzman Institute, national leaders in educating high-performing primary care teams, has received Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education™. This designation confers simultaneous accreditation in nine national accrediting bodies. The Weitzman Institute will now have the ability to award interprofessional continuing education credit to a wide array of health professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, dentists, dietitians and social workers.

Joint Accreditation promotes activities specifically designed to enhance interprofessional collaborative practice and improve patient care. It signifies to clinicians and care team members that continuing healthcare education activities meet the high standard needed for interprofessional care today. The designation means CHC/Weitzman Institute is now recognized as part of a group of leading organizations across the United States—including major medical schools, national medical associations, hospitals and other medical education organizations—that have been awarded this accreditation status.

CHC is the first Federally Qualified Health Center in the United States to be awarded Joint Accreditation, further solidifying its leadership role in offering education to health care providers caring for the nation’s most vulnerable patient populations. CHC and Weitzman offer weekly web-based trainings through Weitzman ECHO, webinars, and learning collaboratives, in which thousands of clinicians and health care staff have participated from all 50 states and abroad.

“CHC and the Weitzman Institute have a long history promoting innovation in healthcare in safety net institutions across the country. This recognition for our educational programs enables us to further help organizations ensure that high quality interprofessional health care is available and accessible to populations most in need,” said Daren Anderson, MD, Director of the Weitzman Institute.

According to Mark Masselli, Founder/CEO of Community Health Center, Inc., “During this tumultuous time in history, when our front line professionals are being asked to handle so many challenges, this designation will allow us to bring vital support to strengthen their work and service.”