Other participants described how they implemented principles of reciprocity and equity by using HPSISN grant funds to support community partners in ways that helped them fulfill their organizational missions and engage as equal members of the service-learning partnership.
Participants from institutions that had sustained service-learning at moderate and high levels described how their institutions had recognized the challenge of faculty turnover, and responded by continuing to offer opportunities for faculty professional development in service-learning during the ten years since HPSISN ended.
Because we had the HPSISN grant, we elected service as an optional outcome for part of the accreditation process.
Rather, we purposefully selected the HPSISN cohort to explore the issue of the long-term sustainability of service-learning.
Community-based education and service: The HPSISN experience.
(1) HPSISN was a program of the Pew Health Professions Commission and the National Fund for Medical Education, and was supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Learn and Serve America Higher Education program, and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
(2) Institutions participating in the HPSISN program included: George Washington University/George Mason University, Georgetown University, Northeastern University, Ohio University, Regis University, San Francisco State University, University of Connecticut, University of Florida, University of Kentucky, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Pittsburgh, University of Scranton, University of Southern California, University of Utah and University of Utah/ Purdue University (2 participating programs), Virginia Commonwealth University, and West Virginia Wesleyan College.
She was the principal investigator for the Health Professions Schools in Service to the Nation (HPSISN) program and has served in that role for a series of national service-learning programs, most recently the Health Disparities Service-Learning Collaborative.