Academy for Healthcare Improvement has a wide variety of interprofessional curricula available on their website that is related to educating individuals about quality and patient safety. These curricula may be of used for faculty members who wish to further develop offerings in these areas.

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American Interprofessional Health Collaboration has a number of links IPE resources on their website, which can be used for faculty development activities.


Canadian Interprofesional Health Collaborative (CIHC) is a non-profit organization focused on advancing interprofessional education in Canada. Their website includes an IPE toolkit and a variety of associated resources.


Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE), a UK-based centre, focuses on promoting and developing interprofessional education and collaborative practice. The target audience are universities and workplaces.  The CAIPE website provides a variety of interprofession education resources.


Education Collaborative, a group of six national education associations of schools of health professions, was created in 2009. They oversee the IPEC Institute for faculty development, and provide a number of IPE resources which can be found through their website.


MedEdPortal, a well-established collection of medical curricula, has created a new database specifically for interprofessional curricula.  The new resource, iCollaborative, can be accessed through their website.

Website: icollaborative/browse/

National Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice (NCIPE) has posted a variety of IPE related resources on their website.


Student Interdisciplinary Team CQI Field Project is a teaching strategy that is designed to monitor care outcomes, use improved method designs and test changes to continue improving quality and safety in health care systems. The full planned is outlined and available for use.


Interdisciplinary CQI Course Syllabus is designed for a semester year-long course on interdisciplinary CQI.  A sample lesson, grading and course are include with the syllabus.


Nurse-Physician Communication Exercise is designed to center around the importance of communication in safe care, the ability to concisely discuss a patient concern, the ability to actively listen to information shared within a healthcare team and ways to professionally bring up patient care concerns.  A full teaching strategy is available for reference and use.


Interprofessional Curriculum in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement is a four week course that focuses on patient safety, quality of care and teamwork.  The course is for individuals in nursing and pre-health programs. All of the details of the course are outlined and available for use.


Mr. Potato Head: A Lean, Mean, Quality Improvement Teaching Machine is a simulated teaching strategy to demonstrate concepts of quality improvement. This simulation is designed for small groups to work together.  The simulation and instructions are written out and can be used or referenced.


QSEN Website and Teaching Strategies is an interprofesional page located on the QSEN website that includes links to key resources.  This page includes bibliographies, video presentations and learning modules for curricular innovation for explicit clinical content for interprofessional activities.  The QSEN website if the largest repository of teaching strategies and resources related to quality and safety in nursing; faculty are invited to post successful strategies to share with others.


Multiple Chronic Conditions: in 2013, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration published an online interprofessional healthcare education and training initiative on Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC). Module 4 includes are interprofessional curriculum and competencies for healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals.  The training materials are appropriate for learners of healthcare professionals across the educational continuum (undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate).

Institute of Medicine (2013): The Global Forum hosted two conferences on interprofessional education in 2012.  Both workshops focused on linkages between interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice.  Topics covered include curricular innovations – pedagogic innovation, cultural elements, and human resources for health and metrics.  There is a summary of the workshops available.
Starting a Center at your University: If your institution is interested in starting an Interprofessional Center, a guide is available (Brasher, Owen, & Haizlip, 2015). The authors provide a number of success tips. These include build upon past success, engage support at the highest levels, apply for grant funding, integrate require IPE into the core curricular, provide evidence that it is effective and create a framework for developing new IPE activities, engage in continuous engagement, make faculty development a high priority, align center goals with national and local health system priorities and make a business case.
Faculty Development Resources, University of Missouri: Columbia and University of Washington have a funded faculty development resource center that includes a faculty development interprofessional tool kit based on the IPE competencies by the Interprofessional Education Collaboration (IPEC). Using a variety of techniques, including didactic teaching, small group exercise, immersion participation in interprofessional education, local implementation of new IPE projects, and peer learning, the program positioned each site to successfully introduce an interprofessional innovation faculty training center.  All of the information can be found on the website.
University of Virginia, Train-the-Trainer (T3) Faculty Development Program is a unique nationally-recognized 3 ½ day program that guides teams of participants through the development, implementation, and assessment of interprofessional education (IPE) programs and team-based approaches to improving care quality and patient outcomes. Offered at three different sites (University of Virginia, University of Washington, and University of Missouri), this comprehensive hands-on program applies the science of collaboration to transforming patient care and health professions education.

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