Jim Ryczek, MSW, LICSW
Director, RI Collaborative for Interprofessional Education & Practice
Rhode Island College
Jim Ryczek joined the Rhode Island Collaborative for Interprofessional Education and Practice as its first Director in March 2020. Previously, he was CEO of Horizon Healthcare Partners, establishing Rhode Island’s first Emergency Behavioral Health Triage and Crisis Call Center, and E.D. of The RI Coalition for the Homeless (RICH) for more than 10 years. He has worked to broadened programs to include strategic communications and more expansive grassroots organizing and public policy advocacy, and build anti-bias / anti-racsim workplaces. In his work, he practices the principals of a Learning Organizations (Senge), as well as the ideal of stewardship of mission (Block) as the foundations of his professional practice.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

This project deepened learning opportunities for preceptors and students in nontraditional IPE community-based settings by focusing on IPE and how it can promote better outcomes for population health and social determinants of health affecting clients/ patients and families of their organizations. The institute sought to combine classroom instruction, networking, information sharing, community-based project assignments, and supportive mentorship with the aim of developing community-based IPE leaders and building the IPE capacity within their respective agencies.   The RICIEP is a unique…