Student Hotspotting

The Camden Coalition’s National Center for Complex Health and Social NeedsInterprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative is an annual program that trains interdisciplinary teams of professional students from schools around the country to learn to work with complex medical and social needs using a patient-centered approach.  

The six-month program, co-hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Association of American Medical Colleges, Primary Care Progress, National Academies of Practice, and Council on Social Work Education provides education and support to teams as they connect with patients, learn about the root causes of high healthcare utilization, and share this learning with their institutions. Teams participate in online curriculum and monthly case conferencing, and receive mentoring and a curriculum learning guide.

In 2107, the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs launched four Hotspotting Hubs to serve as centers of training and mentorship for the schools in their regions. The four Hubs are Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA; Southern Illinois University in Springfield, IL; University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT; and  Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA.