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International Diabetes Federation Centres of Education. Helen McGuire Global Education Manager. IDF Centres of Education _SiteVisits_2009. IDF Centre of Education (IDFCE) Definition.
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Global Education Manager
IDF Centres of Education _SiteVisits_2009
An institution or organization (collectively referred to as an institution) selected by IDF to form part of an international voluntary network to initiate, facilitate, conduct, coordinate and evaluate high-quality education for healthcare professionals in diabetes and other related chronic diseases.
Increase accessibility to high quality interdisciplinary diabetes education for health professionals.Increase regional capacity to respond to the diabetes epidemic.Build a network that supports centres to advance their education programming and influence system change.
“Share and strive for excellence;
Educate and influence system change.”
To partner with IDF and other network members and engage in initiatives that will advance education and managementTo use the IDF logo as per IDF guidelines.To accept and comply with monitoring and review procedures.To allocate resources to support organizational involvement in the network and to sustain educational programming.To abide by IDFs values and beliefs.
To partner with network members and engage in initiatives that will advance education and managementTo provide the IDF logo as per IDF guidelines.To allocate resources to support the network.To abide by IDFs values and beliefs.
Opportunity to share best practicesUse of logo enhances credibility and visibility.Strengthens international presence and recognition.Member of network committed to initiatives that influence education and strengthens regional capacity.Enhanced opportunities to impact diabetes education and care.
Do you have……organizational support for the application?sustainable funding for HCP Programming?HCP programming consistent with the international curriculum?an advisory committee?a reputation as a leader in your country or region in the prevention, education and management of diabetes?
Do you have…..education programming that has been offered to health care professionals for at least 5 years?a consistent interdisciplinary core faculty?HCP programming consistent with the International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professionals Education? an evaluation process – programme, faculty, students?Do you provide clinical care and conduct research or have a formal partnership with an organization that does?
Gather and review internal documents :Strategic planRecord of programmes offered in last 5 years and number of participants by discipline.Tracked records of evaluations and resultant changes.Curriculum for health professional programmeOrganizational chartJob description of programme coordinator
Review International Diabetes Federation Documents:IDF Centre of Education Application form and description of application process(see www.idf.org)IDF International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education (2008)
Applications are reviewed and shortlisted by an international selection committee.Those that are shortlisted are scheduled for a site visit by 2 reviewers.Site visit includes: 2-3 days presentation by organization and by IDF interviews of CEO, faculty and students document review tour of facility/area
Deeper understanding of organization’s infrastructure, programmes and services.Gather information necessary to make final decision. Identify starting points for network by defining strengths and common needs/issues.
Call for applications
Goal is to increase access to health care professional education and strengthen capacity to respond to the diabetes epidemic.Assessment process is rigorous.Organization must be committed to contributing to the network of IDF Centres of EducationApplications will open in 2011 Information: www.idf.orgContact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Site visit report submitted to selection committee.Organization informed of outcome.If positive an MOU is signed by IDF and the institution.Reporting responsibilities Required programme standards Use of logo Rules of engagement Organizational commitment