This instrument is available to any academic institution wishing to evaluate interprofessional education with an emphasis on prevention. The first part measures interprofessional education. The second part measures prevention education.
A partnership of 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. This report is inspired by a vision of interprofessional collaborative practice as key to the safe, high quality, accessible, patient-centered care desired by all. Achieving that vision for the future requires the continuous development of interprofessional competencies by health professions students as part of the learning process, so that they enter the workforce ready to practice effective teamwork and team-based care. Our intent was to build on each profession’s expected disciplinary competencies in defining competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice.
This paper is intended to provide common reference points to guide coordinated collaboration among health professionals, patients, and families—ultimately helping to accelerate interprofessional team-based care.
The AAMC, as a partner in the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), has been awarded funding by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to launch this interprofessional education portal in support of the IPEC report: Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. This initiative is designed to create a national clearinghouse of competency-linked learning resources for interprofessional education and models of team-based or collaborative care.
The competencies are intentionally broad, in order to fit with current competencies for all healthcare disciplines, and to be more easily integrated into each disciplines’ training and certification requirements.
The result of a conference, sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the ABIM Foundation in partnership with IPEC. The meeting, held in February 2011, brought together more than 80 leaders from various health professions to preview the core competencies presented by IPEC, and create action strategies that would use them to “transform health professional education and health care delivery in the United States.”