Interprofessional Care and Education

IPE Organizations/Newsletters

  • National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
    • The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is a unique public-private partnership charged by its funders to provide the leadership, evidence and resources needed to guide the nation on the use of interprofessional education and collaborative practice as a way to enhance the experience of health care, improve population health and reduce the overall cost of care. They do this by aligning interprofessional education and collaborative practice (the “new IPE”) with transforming health care delivery.
    • The Center gathers, synthesizes, aggregates and disseminates information, knowledge and evidence about the effectiveness of interprofessional practice and education on health outcomes and its potential to transform health care and health professions education in the U.S. and beyond.
    • Sign up to receive newsletters and event announcements from the National Center at the following link: https://nexusipe.org/user/register.
  • American Interprofessional Health Collaborative
    • Composing the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) are individuals and organizations committed to influencing a more positive future. The AIHC advocates for and advances the alignment of interprofessional educational programs; the importance of interprofessional health care delivery; and the research programs that facilitate examining these education-practice linkages towards better outcomes and health care.
    • The AIHC Interprofessional Webinar Series offers a forum for leaders who are committed to systems transformation through interprofessional collaboration and learning. The Webinar Series is designed to showcase significant transformational interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice efforts.
    • Sign up to receive newsletters and event announcements from the AIHC at the following link: https://aihc-us.org/aihc-communication-registration.

Core Competencies


 IPE Faculty Development

  • T3 Train-the-Trainer: Interprofessional Faculty Development Program
    • This three-and-a-half day curriculum was co-developed by experts from the three universities with established IPE training programs and a national advisory committee. Training sites provide content, skills, and strategies for facilitating and coaching IPE teams. The purpose of this program is to prepare health professions faculty and collaborative practice clinicians from all professions to lead IPE efforts and promote interprofessional team-based care.
  • Preceptors Toolkit
    • This toolkit contains a wide array of tools that support and enrich interprofessional practice to enhance patient care, and professional development opportunities for clinical preceptors who facilitate interprofessional teams of learners. You can use any or all of the tools in a variety of settings – everything is customizable! The tools are available in a variety of formats:
      • web-based modules for preceptor development
      • active learning materials and facilitator guides for face-to-face workshops for preceptor development
      • interprofessional education materials to be used with learners to enhance their practice experience
      • interprofessional collaborative practice materials and other resources being used across the country

 Teamwork Literature, Tools, and Exercises

  • Liberating Structures
    • This website offers an alternative way to approach and design how people work together. It provides a menu of 33 Liberating Structures to replace or complement conventional practices. Liberating Structures used routinely make it possible to build the kind of organization that everybody wants. They are designed to include everyone in shaping next steps.

IPE Measurement Tools

  • University of Kansas Tools for Assessing IPE and Collaborative Practice in Clinical Sites
    • To use the InSITE assessment tool for development of practice sites into becoming an ideal IPE practice site, contact Brian Sick at the University of Minnesota for a request to use the tool for free. Contact is drbsick@umn.edu

IPE Collaborative Practices – Examples