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. The newest members of IPEC include:
Established in 2009 by six organizations committed to advancing interprofessional learning experiences and promoting team-based care, IPEC includes the following continuing member associations:
“By accelerating the movement toward interprofessional education and practice, IPEC is working to heighten collaboration among all providers to advance high quality, integrated health care delivery and to improve population health outcomes,” says Dr. Richard W. Valachovic, president of IPEC and president and CEO of the American Dental Education Association. “I look forward to working closely with our new and continuing IPEC members to effectively transform the health care experience.”
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.