News Releases

JANUARY 19, 2017
Inaugural Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration  Award

The esteemed U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) announce a call for nominations for the inaugural USPHS Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award.  View full news release here.

JANUARY 12, 2017
Interprofessional Education Collaborative Welcomes New Members 
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) has approved five additional members through a new institutional membership category, expanding its representation of associations of schools of the health professions to 20.
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JULY 11, 2016
Interprofessional Education Collaborative Releases Revised Set of Core Competencies
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. View full news release here.

FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Interprofessional Education Collaborative Announces Expansion
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. View full news release here.

FEBRUARY 5, 2016
Spring 2016 IPEC Institute: Confirmed Speakers and Preliminary Agenda Now Available
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is holding its 10th faculty development institute – this time with a special focus on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QI/PS) – on May 4-6, 2016 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA. The agenda is designed to showcase the latest developments in IPE, to add to attendees' QI/PS knowledge, and to stimulate discussion and ideas. To achieve this, the institute will bring together leading healthcare speakers and experts to contribute to the two and half days of presentations and discussions. View full news release here.

FEBRUARY 15, 2012
Six Leading Health Education Associations Unite to Form a New Organization Focused on Interprofessional Education and Practice
Six national health professions associations have formally joined to create the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), a new national organization that will focus on better integrating and coordinating the education of nurses, physicians, dentists, pharmacists, public health professionals, and other members of the patient health care team to provide more collaborative and patient-centered care. The founding members include the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Dental Education Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Association of Schools of Public Health. View full news release here.

MAY 10, 2011
Health Educators, Foundations Announce Competencies and Action Strategies for Interprofessional Education
Two new reports released today by six national health professions associations and three private foundations recommend new competencies for interprofessional education in the health professions, and action strategies to implement them in institutions across the country. By establishing these competencies, the proponents believe our nation’s health care system can be transformed to provide collaborative, high-quality, and cost-effective care to better serve every patient. View full news release here.