Lauran Hardin, our Senior Director of Cross-Continuum Transformation, was inducted in April as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP). Lauran was one of 17 Nursing Fellows and 84 Fellows overall inducted in the Class of 2018.

NAP works to advance interprofessional healthcare and represents 14 different health professions, including nursing, social work, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, and more. As part of its advancement of interprofessional practice and education, NAP is a co-host of our Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative.

NAP Distinguished Fellows are nominated and elected by their peers as practitioners, scholars, or policymakers who have made enduring contributions in their field and who are dedicated to interprofessional practice and to accessible, affordable healthcare for all.

In January 2017, Lauran and colleagues published a paper in NAP’s Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice on interprofessional collaboration between competing health systems. That paper was recognized during the ceremony for having the highest views and downloads in 2017.

“I’m so honored and excited to be inducted as a Fellow in the National Academies of Practice,” said Lauran. “Interprofessional practice is a key competency in the field of complex care and NAP advances this through policy, advocacy and collaboration for individuals and communities. Their support as a Student Hotspotting partner is a great example of how collaboration with the National Center can move this work forward for vulnerable people.”

Lauran joined the National Center in 2016 from Mercy Health System in Michigan, where she served as Director of a Complex Care Center serving hospitals, multiple providers and more than 1,500 high frequency/complex patients. At the National Center she contributes to our technical assistance work, providing consulting, co-design, and coaching in complex care transformation for health systems and other organizations across the country.

She has previously been recognized with the National Clinical Nurse Leader Vanguard award from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing and as an “Edge Runner” from the American Academy of Nursing, both in 2015, and as an AARP Culture of Health Scholar in Residence in 2017.

Lauran was joined by Lauren Collins, Associate Director of Thomas Jefferson University’s Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education, who leads one of our Student Hotspotting Hubs. Lauren was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow in Medicine.

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Read Lauran’s paper in JIEP