A Tribute to IPEC Founding Member and Board Chair Harrison C. Spencer Harrison C. Spencer, MD, MPH, DTM&H, CPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and Founding Member and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), died August 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. He was 71.
Dr. Spencer’s death is a huge loss to the interprofessional movement to which he cared and contributed so much. In his own words, Dr. Spencer worked tirelessly to “deliver on the promise of interprofessional education and practice to improve health and populations.” IPEC will always remember and honor Dr. Spencer’s legacy by continuing and supporting his work to transform health care delivery.
In addition to his outstanding career, Dr. Spencer will always be remembered for his tremendous humor and his incredible wit. Our thoughts are with the Spencer family and with the dedicated ASPPH staff in this time of grief.
Registration for the Fall 2016 IPEC Faculty Development Institute Expanded Due to popular demand, registration for the October 5-7, 2016 Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) faculty development institute at the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, VA has expanded to allow additional attendees. Faculty teams are invited to come together for a guided learning experience, team-based planning activities, and dedicated time to explore how to embed interprofessional education (IPE) content into their curriculum. View details on meeting agenda, speakers, team composition, institute objectives, and program format.
Space is limited and those interested in attending are encouraged to register their teams as soon as possible. Team leaders should be identified and register all members of their team at one time.
IPEC Receives National Center Pioneer Award The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NCIPE) presented the first-ever Pioneer Award to the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) for IPEC's groundbreaking work in advancing the field of interprofessional education and collaborative practice. IPEC President Richard W. Valachovic accepted the award on behalf of IPEC at NCIPE's inaugural 2016 National Center Summit in Minneapolis, MN.
Press Release For Immediate Release
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 11, 2016
Interprofessional Education Collaborative Releases Revised Set of Core Competencies New Framework Will Impact the Future of Health Professional Education
Today, the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) announced the release of an updated version of the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, which will have a far-reaching impact on how health and partner professionals are educated and how they practice. First published in 2011, the IPEC core competency document has helped to frame the national dialogue on the need for interprofessional education and practice as a catalyst for improving team-based patient care and enhancing population health outcomes.
“To deliver on the promise of interprofessional education and practice to improve health of individuals and populations as well as reduce health disparities, IPEC will work to ensure that this framework is central in the education of all health and partnering professionals,” said Harrison C. Spencer, MD, MPH, CPH, IPEC Board Chair and President and CEO, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. "Consistently implementing these new competencies will bring us all closer to the health system of the future we want to create together.”
“When our health professions students have meaningful interactions and shared clinical experiences during their education process, they simply work better together,” said Richard W. Valachovic, DMD, MPH, President of IPEC and President and CEO of the American Dental Education Association. “These new core competencies will inform curricula that ensure the entire health care team knows how to communicate with one another and how to collaborate to serve patients more effectively. Everybody wins.”
To view the full press release, click here.
To view the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: 2016 Update, click here.
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 Collaborationon 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.
Brought to you by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, this ASPPH Presents webinar featured the work of two demonstration projects (at Drexel and at Kansas) involving interdisciplinary education initiatives between public health and architecture that promote healthy food, neighborhood walkability, and physical activity for children in support of population health.
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:
• 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.”
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.
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.