2019 USPHS IPEC Public Health Excellence Award 

Online applications open September 10, 2018

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) are pleased to announce that applications for 2019 Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaborative Award will open at 12:00 p.m. Eastern on Monday, September 10, 2018. The third USPHS IPEC Award will showcase interprofessional efforts to positively impact community health.

One overall National Awardee will be selected and receive their award at the June 2019 IPEC Council Meeting in Washington, DC. The winning team will receive a $2,000 stipend. A webinar series or continuing education publication will be developed from the selected project/topic areas. Additionally, five honorable mentions will be invited to attend the Summer 2019 Council Meeting in order to receive their certificates and to give poster presentations on their projects.

All awardees will be featured on the IPEC website, promoted across partner websites, highlighted through social media campaigns, and recognized throughout IPEC member communications.

The deadline for submissions is 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, February 1, 2019. Applicants will receive notification emails by Friday, March 15, 2019.

Full criteria and application instructions can be found on the USPHS IPEC Award website.


IPEC and USPHS Honors 2018 Public Health Excellence Award Recipients

National winners receive distinction for advancing interprofessional education and practice in response to opioid epidemic

On June 26, the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) and the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) announced the recipients of the joint 2018 Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award during the IPEC Summer 2018 Council Meeting in Washington, D.C. The recipients from East Tennessee State University (ETSU) were selected for their exceptional achievements related to their project East Tennessee State University Responds to the Opioid Epidemic Through Interprofessional Education, Community Engagement, Research, and Clinical Care. To view the full press release, click here.

Register Now for the Fall 2018 IPEC Institute

Early Bird Registration Ends August 15

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is pleased to announce the next Interprofessional Faculty Development Institute titled “Interprofessional Education: Advancing & Sustaining Your Program for Collaborative Practice” on October 3-5, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. View additional institute details here.


The early bird conference rate ends Wednesday, August 15. Click here to register your IPE team today


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Lucinda L. Maine, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and IPEC
  • Gina M. Baugh, West Virginia University
  • Dale W. Bratzler, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • James Carlson, Rosalind Franklin University
  • Susan Mackintosh, Western University of Health Sciences
  • Teri Kennedy, Arizona State University
  • Brenda Zierler, University of Washington
  • Jane Lindsay Miller, University of Minnesota
  • George E. MacKinnon III, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Mark Lodes, Froedtert Health & The Medical College of Wisconsin Community Physicians


The agenda features:

  • Interactive presentations on enhancing existing interprofessional education (IPE) for collaborative practice
  • Guided learning and team-based planning activities to sustain partnerships and increase the impact of IPE
  • Maximizing assessment and evaluation to grow program efficacy and bolster student competence
  • Methods to build dynamic clinical and population health-oriented learning experiences grounded in the IPEC competencies
  • Strategies for advancing scholarship in IPE
  • Networking with fellow academics and practice partners striving and succeeding in institutionalizing IPE


To view the meeting agenda, click here.


​Save the date for 2019 IPEC Interprofessional Leadership Development Program​​​

Leadership Development With a Dedicated Interprofessional Focus

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) announces a new initiative providing deans, senior academic administrators, and academic champions across the health professions with the opportunity for professional enrichment in the area of interprofessional leadership and engagement. Facilitated by faculty from the Academy for Academic Leadership (AAL), the IPEC Interprofessional Leadership Development Program (ILDP) will be held February 6-8, 2019 at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learning Center in Washington, DC. Information and a call for applications will be released in August 2018. Please check this site regularly for updates. For more details, see the flyer here.