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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-95281-551-5

Author(s): Jody H. Hironaka-Juteau, Samuel V. Lankford

Copyright year: 2022

Edition: 1st

pages: 266

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Targeted courses: Graduate and senior level courses in foundations of parks, recreation, leisure, health and wellness, public health, aging and gerontology, social work, and kinesiology.

There is great opportunity to apply interprofessional collaboration concepts and strategies to recreation, parks, and human services. And, in many ways there are strategies that our healthcare colleagues can learn from recreation, parks, and human services. Central to this textbook of case studies is promoting greater quality of life and well-being as well as improving the livability of communities.

Collaboration is more than a “buzz” word to convey interest in working together or one’s ability to bring individuals and/or organizations together to address needs or concerns. Collaboration goes beyond teamwork, cooperation, or coordination. It is about recognizing the unique strengths, weaknesses, and resources that other individuals and organizations possess and leveraging these synergistically with our own to solve challenging problems of mutual interest. Together, we shore-up each other’s gaps in ways that can lead to achievements beyond our individual reach or impact.

With shifts in parks and recreation practice and growing alignment of academic programs with health and wellness initiatives, an in-depth analysis of the opportunities and results of inter-professional collaboration in parks, recreation and human services is a timely endeavor. This text provides foundational information required to gain knowledge related to the ways in which professional services that we provide in communities are strengthened by collaboration.

Rather than attempt to illustrate inter-professional collaboration by describing numerous disciplines and detailing their unique roles and responsibilities, a case study approach was employed. Through the presentation of case studies, aspiring and developing professionals will gain a deeper understanding of inter-professional collaboration and the impact on promoting greater quality of life and well-being in our communities.

What follows are actual cases that illustrate how inter-professional collaboration is applied to address critical issues in recreation, parks, and human services. These cases are organized and presented in the following six themes or topical areas: Section 1) Introduction to Interprofessional Collaboration with three chapters addressing interprofessional collaboration, cultural humility, and diversity; Section 2) Regional Perspectives on Health and Wellness, with chapters devoted to trans affirming health and wellness, rural health and wellness and interprofessional response to COVID-19; Section 3) Collaborative Research addressing outdoor play laboratory, physical activity and leisure and social support; Section 4) Interprofessional Programming for Health and Wellness, with chapters addressing a recreation prescription project in Canada, inclusive recreation, and a STEM and physical activity program; Section 5) Aging, with chapters that provide examples of recreation and nutrition, intergenerational programming, and an example of applying interprofessional skills with an elderly gay couple; Section 6) Youth and Family contains chapters on reading programs, athletics and competition, life skills programs in the juvenile justice systems, and a local park and recreation example of problems encountered in interprofessional collaboration; Section 7) Community Development and Community Building, which presents examples from the Mayo Brothers and their use of leisure with patients, programs addressing the opioid crisis, serving the Deaf community, and an example of a nature preserve programs during the COVID-19 crisis; and Section 8) Land Use and Urban Design, with examples of social reform in Chicago, built environment and social capital, and aligning economic and community goals.

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Section 1: Introduction to Interprofessional Collaboration

1   Exploring Interprofessional Collaboration

Marie Gilbert and Stephanie Moore

2 Cultural Humility: The Needed Shift in Establishing the Philosophical  and Foundational Concepts in the Field of Parks, Recreation,  and Human Services

Kristine M. Fleming

3 Diversity and Changing Demographics in Our Communities: The Need for Interprofessional Collaboration

Brandon Taylor and Heather A. Vilhauer


Section 2: Regional Perspectives on Health and Wellness 

4 Creating and Improving Trans-Affirming Health Resources in the Waterloo Region

Corey W. Johnson and Ashley K. Flanagan

5 Rethinking Virtual Possibilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Sacramento Region’s Interprofessional Response

Erik L. Luvaas and Abhijeet R. Shirsat

6 Join the Team: Creating Healthy Rural Communities in South Dakota through Community-Based Wellness Coalitions

Hung-Ling (Stella) Liu, Jessica Meendering, Lacey McCormack, and Samantha Dvorak


Section 3: Collaborative Research

7 The HOPE Lab: An Interprofessional Approach to Researching and Promoting Healthy Outdoor Play and Exercise

  J. Joy James, Brooke C. Towner,  Heather Wensil Venrick, Robert Broce, Richard W. Christiana, and Rebecca A. Battista

8 Increasing Park Use and Physical Activity: A Collaboration of Parks and Recreation, Public Health, and University

 Eugene C. Fitzhugh, Cristina Barroso, Lilliana Burbano, and Aaron Browning

9 Leisure-Time Physical Activity and Social Support among Black and African Americans: Results from a Historically Black College and University

Kristine M. Fleming


Section 4: Interprofessional Programming for Health and Wellness 

10 Community Partnerships and Interprofessional Practice: Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation Programming in Schools

Kelly Johnson Ramella and Allison Ross

11 Recreation Prescription Project        

 Joanne A. Schroeder, Richard Harding, and Amanda Johnson

12 Interprofessional Collaboration to Integrate Physical Activity and “GreenSTEM” Education

Julie S. Son, Susan Houge Mackenzie, and Karla Eitel


Section 5: Aging

13 Lettuce Share Our Interprofessional Experience: A Case for PrePEARing Recreation and Nutrition Programs for Older Adults

 Jill Juris Naar, Jamie Griffin, Melanie Childers, Darby Logan, and Candace Jones

14 Preparing Students for Intergenerational Programming through Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations

 Jennifer Zorotovich and Thomas Sweeney

15 Applying Interprofessional Skills with an Elder Gay Couple: A Case Study Approach

 Mitzi A. Lowe and Anne Petrovich


Section 6: Youth and Family

16 Rec ‘N’ Read Programs and Services

 Brooke N. Burk and Megan C Mahowald

17 “So You’ll Do Whatever It Takes to Win? Put this Blindfold On

  Christopher L. Kowalski

18 Outcomes of a Life Skills Program in a Juvenile Justice Facility

  Nancy Nisbett and Mitzi A. Lowe

19 An Inter-Professional Collaboration that Wasn’t

 Brandon T. Taylor and Lydie Gutfeld 


Section 7: Community Development and Community Building 

20 The Doctors Mayo: Historical and Contemporary Case Study of  Community Parks and Recreation Linked to the Mayo Clinic Model of Care

 Rodney B. Dieser and Renee Ziemer

21 Using Students and Practitioners for Interprofessional Collaboration and Education (SPICE) to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic in California’s Fresno County

 Marie Gilbert, Rebecca Leon, Nancy Nisbett, Stephanie Moore, Scott Sailor, and Maya Leiva

22 Serving the Deaf Community

 Janice Smith-Warshaw and Serena Johnson

23 Hartman Reserve Nature Center’s Response to COVID-19

 Kathleen Scholl, Paige Metzger, and Amy Davison


Section 8: Land Use and Urban Design

24 Social Reform in Chicago (1880 to 1920): Looking Back to Create a Forward-Looking Future

  Don DeGraaf

25 Built Environment, Social Capital, and Walkability: A Study of a Blue Zones® Community

 Thomas Flack

26 Destination Community: Aligning Economic and Community Goals

 Don DeGraaf


Section 9: Future Perspectives 

27 Developing IPC Skills and Knowledge for Both Students and Professionals
 Nancy Nisbett and Stephanie Moore

28 Observations and Future Perspectives

 Jody H. Hironaka-Juteau and Samuel V. Lankford

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