Welcome to SYNC!

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Today’s healthcare teams face a growing need for interprofessional collaboration, creative problem solving, and impactful leadership training to drive organizational performance. SYNC is an innovative, team-based learning experience that teaches collaboration and leadership through hands-on problem solving.

“(SYNC) strengthened our efforts at diabetes prevention and helped us form a stronger relationship with a regional hospital system (Public Health participant)

“I loved SYNC and how it was a catalyst in having us examine our processes and find ways to improve leadership that directly impacted patient care.” (Hospital Participant)

How they did it:

Getting started with SYNC requires fielding a team and developing a project idea. We can help you streamline the process and make the SYNC experience a valuable experience for your team and your organization.  To explore the possibilities, contact:

Amy Swierczewski, SYNC Program Administrator | 804.377.1053 | aswierczewski@msv.org

Registration extended to October 7, and Scholarships are Available for the October 21 Kickoff

Tuition Cost

  • The tuition cost of SYNC is $5,500 per team.

SYNC Scholarships Available through the Virginia Department of Health

  • A limited number of scholarships to cover full SYNC program tuition are available to qualifying teams. The scholarships are made possible by the Virginia Department of Health through a grant from the Center for Disease Control. In exchange:
    • Scholarship teams agree to focus their SYNC Capstone Project in one of the following areas:
      • 1) Diabetes / Pre-diabetes
      • 2) Hypertension/High Blood Cholesterol/Heart Disease/Stroke
      • 3) Alzheimer’s Disease | Related Dementia.
    • Each project will be subject to a set of required data reporting for tracking, trending, and analysis purposes.
    • Questions may also be directed to Patrick Wiggins, Disease Prevention Strategist at Patrick.Wiggins@vdh.virginia.gov.
    • View Tuition Assistance Details 

Sessions will be virtual via ZOOM.

  • October 21, 2022
  • November 18, 2022* (In Person: Richmond, VA 8:30am – 4:00pm)
  • December 9, 2022
  • January 6, 2022
  • February 3, 2023
  • March 17, 2023

To date more than 40 SYNC teams from across Virginia have engaged in collaborative learning and action to improve health and health care.  The benefits can be seen in individual growthstronger teams, and innovative capstone projects that create positive impact for organizations and communities. 

In SYNC we recognize that today’s health challenges cannot be met by any single discipline or sector working alone. Collaborative teamwork is essential, and in many cases clinical-community partnerships can provide breakthrough solutions that no single organization can accomplish on its own.

We also know it can be difficult to find time for professional learning in today’s work environment.  That’s why SYNC is specially designed to help teams engage in applied learning within a time-efficient format.

  • The SYNC topics are focused on essential skills for 21st century healthcare including interprofessional collaboration, leadership fundamentals, creative problem solving, and individual and team wellness.
  • The SYNC learning experience includes five (5) virtual learning sessions, one (1) in-person learning session, an applied capstone project, exposure to expert faculty and peer learning, consulting support, and continuing education credits.
  • The resulting value of SYNC can be seen in positive impacts on individuals, teams, organizations, and communities.
  • This activity has been approved for AMA, PRA Category 1 Credit, Continuing Nursing Education and Continuing Pharmacy Education.

Getting started with SYNC requires fielding a team and developing a project idea. We can help you streamline the process and make the SYNC experience a valuable experience for your team and your organization.  To explore the possibilities, contact:

Amy Swierczewski, SYNC Program Administrator | 804.377.1053 | aswierczewski@msv.org