IPEC News & Announcements

Registration Is Now Open for the Fall 2016 IPEC Institute
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is pleased to announce the next Faculty Development Institute focused on Interprofessional Education: Building a Framework for Collaboration on October 5-7, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, VA. Faculty teams are invited to come together for a guided learning experience, team-based planning activities, and dedicated time to create actionable plans for implementing projects that advance interprofessional curricula, clinical training and population health experiences, and student assessment.

For more information about this institute,
click here. To register your interprofessional team, click here.

Questions? Contact IPEC Associate Director Shelley McKearney at smckearney@aacn.nche.edu.



Press Release

For Immediate Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., February 22, 2016
Interprofessional Education Collaborative Announces Expansion
Nine new members join organization dedicated to improving patient care

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) has approved nine additional members through a new institutional membership category, expanding its representation of associations of schools of the health professions to 15. Established in 2009 by six organizations committed to advancing interprofessional learning experiences and promoting team-based care, IPEC now includes the following national associations:

Founding members:
• American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
• American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
• American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)
• American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
• Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
• Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)

New institutional members:
• American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)
• American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT)
• American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
• American Psychological Association (APA)
• Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC)
• Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)
• Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP)
• Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)
• Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)

“To actually deliver on the promise of interprofessional education and practice to improve health of individuals and populations as well as reduce health disparities, we have to ensure that this framework is central in the education of all health professionals,” said Harrison C. Spencer, MD, MPH, DTM&H, CPH, IPEC Board Chair and President and CEO, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. “Changing and making all health professional education more consistent can help set the stage for the health system of the future we want to create together.”

IPEC’s mission is to ensure that new and current health professionals are proficient in the competencies essential for patient-centered, community- and population-oriented, interprofessional, collaborative practice. Eligible institutional members must be associations that represent and serve academic units at institutions of higher education that provide an educational program leading to the award of one or more academic degrees to students in one or more of the health professions that provide direct care to patients.

“Today marks a significant and growing commitment across the health professions in the United States to make collaborative, patient-centered care a reality,” added Richard W. Valachovic, DMD, MPH, President of IPEC and President and CEO of the American Dental Education Association. “Including such a diverse and comprehensive group of new associations in IPEC’s work brings us that much closer to success.”

To view the full press release, click here.


Listen to a Recorded Webinar
All Together Now: Realizing IPE at Academic Health Centers
Aired on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Brought to you by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), this webinar featured best practices for launching IPE at your institution. Webinar speakers, Denice C. L. Stewart and Jeffery C. B. Stewart, examined typical barriers to IPE implementation and shared strategies to overcome them from the perspectives of the university, the academic health center, and the academic dental institution.


June 25 FASHP IPE Capitol Hill Briefing


Listen to an Archived Webinar
IPEC: Improving Health Outcomes and Fostering Health Profession Collaboration
Aired on December 15, 2014
Brought to you by AACN’s Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA), this free public Webinar featured IPEC leaders for an introduction to the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), which works to promote team-based education and practice, facilitate effective faculty development, foster shared learning resources, and identify effective organizational models among the health professions. To download the handout for this archived Webinar, click here. To register for this archived webinar, click here. You can set up a free My AACN account by visiting: www.aacn.nche.edu/my-aacn.



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IPEC Supporting Organizations

Academic Consortium for Complementary & Alternative Health Care

American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine

American Council of Academic Physical Therapy

American Physical Therapy Association

American Podiatric Medical Association

American Psychological Association

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions

Council on Social Work Education

Physician Assistant Education Association

Society of Simulation in Healthcare