National Organizations Promoting Evaluation of Interprofessional Practice and Education
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Stationed within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the mission of AHRQ is to ensure the delivery of high-quality, safe, available, and affordable healthcare on a nationwide scale.
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation: Governed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMMI advances best practice standards by working with diverse stakeholders to develop and test new healthcare service delivery and payment models.
Health Resources and Services Administration: Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA strives to improve health equity and population health by eliminating health disparities, advancing best practices, and improving healthcare access and quality.
Institute for Healthcare Improvement: IHI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of improvement science, person and family-centered care, patient safety, quality cost and value in healthcare delivery, and the achievement of the Triple Aim.
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies: As an independent and nonprofit entity, the purpose of the IOM is to provide unbiased, evidence-based health, medicine and biomedical science information and advice to policy makers and the public.
Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation: Founded by Kate Macy Ladd in memory of her father, prominent philanthropist Josiah Macy Jr., the Foundation supports projects that broaden and improve health professional education.
World Health Organization Department of Human Resources for Health: The mission of the WHO Department of Human Resources for Health is to further community and global health through the development and dissemination of high-quality, equitable healthcare.
Seminal Publications on Interprofessional Education and Collaboration
- Frenk et al. Health professions for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world. The Lancet. 2010. 376(9756), p1923–1958.
- Institute of Medicine. Educating for the Health Team. Report of the Conference on the Interrelationships of Educational Programs for Health Professionals. 1972.
- Institute of Medicine. Measuring the Impact of Interprofessional Education on Collaborative Practice and Patient Outcomes. 2015.
- Interprofessional Education Collaborative. Core Competenceis for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. 2011.
- Interprofessional Education Collaborative. Team- Based Competencies: Building a Shared Foundation for Education and Clinical Practice. 2011.
- Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. Educating Nurses and Physicians Toward New Horizons: Advancing Inter-Professional Education in Academic Health Centers. 2010.
- Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. Transforming Patient Care: Aligning Interprofessional Education with Clinical Practice Redesign. 2013.
- Mitchell P, Wynia M, Golden R, McNellis B, Okun S, Webb CE, Rohrbacj V, Kohorn IV. Core Principles and Values of Effective Team-Based Health Care. IOM Discussion Paper. 2012.
- World Health Organization. Framework for Action on Interprofessional education and Collaborative Practice. 2010.
Organizations and Conferences Advancing Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice
American Interprofessional Health Collaborative: AIHC is committed to the improvement of health systems functioning through the transformation of interprofessional education across the continuum of learners.
Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative: CIHC serves as a Canadian-based hub for the development and implementation of interprofessional activities related to healthcare education and collaboration.
Collaborating Across Borders: Co-hosted by the AIHC and CIHC, CAB provides opportunity for the scholarly exchange of evidence-based models and outcomes related to interprofessional practice and education.
Interprofessional Education Collaborative: Composed of six US health profession education associations of schools of the health professions, IPEC promotes organizational efforts that advance interprofessional learning experiences.
Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education: A collaboration across the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Joint Accreditation approves continuing professional education activities, designed by and for interprofessional groups, intended to improve interprofessional collaborative practice.
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education: The National Center functions as a hub for the generation, evaluation, coordination and dissemination of interprofessional education and patient centered, team-based practice models.
World Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Coordinating Committee: WIECPC is responsible for promoting All Together Better Health, a leading global interprofessional practice and education conference.