What is the nomination and selection process?

The Award Committee is looking for submissions that represent the full spectrum of IPEC member institutions, including nominations from small schools and private schools. All nominations will be reviewed by a joint IPEC/COF Award Review Committee and approved by COF and the IPEC Board of Directors.


Award nominations from each school must be submitted through a Health Professional School Dean or Awards Committee, include representation by two or more health professions, and demonstrate a clear relationship between interprofessional practice, outcomes, and impact. A checklist for the items that must be included in the package. "Interprofessional" would include representation by two or more health professions. In addition to including team members representing multiple professions, the project should demonstrate relationship between interprofessional practice and outcomes.


Projects previously submitted which did not receive awards are eligible for re-entry, though new nominations must be submitted.


How do I submit an application?

The 2021 award cycle is currently open.


Applicants must submit a (1) signed checklist; (2) coversheet with brief project description; (3) two-page narrative (including detailed documentation of impact); (4) abbreviated Principal Investigator (PI) CV (6 pages or less); (5) outline of collaborator roles; and (6) letter of dean support. Applicants may include optional supplementary materials, such as pictures, a slide presentation (12 slides or less), and/or video short. References and supplemental material will not count against the 2-page project description limitation. View the 2021 Award Packet for more details.


To submit your application online, click here.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to download the FAQs relating to the 2021 IPE Collaboration Award.


Important Dates

The 2021 IPEC/COF Award timeline is as follows:

  • Applications Open:  October 16, 2020
  • Applications Close:  February 3, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. PST
  • Award Decisions & Notifications:  March 22, 2021

Presentation of Award

Each year, IPEC and COF will announce the winners of the Excellence in IPE Collaboration Award at the Annual Summer IPEC Meeting in Washington, D.C.


The principal investigators of the program receiving the award will be recognized at the Summer Meeting and highlighted in IPEC press releases. as well as on the IPEC and COF websites. A plaque will be provided to the award winners. Certificates will be given to the honorable mention finalists.


Previous Winners

Click here to view past awardees and honorable mentions of the IPE Collaboration Award.


News

MAY 22, 2017
IPEC Announces Inaugural USPHS Award Winner and Finalists Recognized for Excellence in Interprofessional Education

View full news release and complete list of 2017 winners here.


JULY 9, 2018
IPEC and USPHS Honors 2018 Public Health Excellence Award Recipients

View full news release and complete list of 2018 winners here.


APRIL 30, 2019
2019 USPHS IPEC Award Winner and Finalists Recognized for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice with Underserved Populations 

View full news release and complete list of 2019 winners here.


APRIL 13, 2020
2020 USPHS IPEC Award Winner and Finalists Recognized for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice with Underserved Populations 

View full news release and complete list of 2020 winners here.


OCTOBER 14, 2020
IPEC and COF Announce New Co-Sponsorship for 2021 Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award

View full news release here.


Contact

For questions about award, please email ipeccofaward@gmail.com.

Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award​

In January 2017, the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and IPEC announced the Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award, a joint effort to recognize interprofessional health education teams that have significantly impacted the community through multidisciplinary collaboration on a program geared toward improving health knowledge, awareness, and behavior. 


In October 2020, the fifth cycle of the award launched with support from the PHS Commissioned Officers Foundation for the Advancement of Public Health (COF). Renamed the IPEC/COF Excellence in IPE Collaboration Award to reflect this important collaboration, the 2021 application cycle is now open. For the award criteria, deadline, and additional submission details, see below.


The Excellence in IPE Collaboration Award presents an opportunity to showcase multidisciplinary efforts to impact community health. This Award is presented to a team of health-professional school based collaborators who have innovatively addressed a public health issue while making a lasting impact on the community’s health. In addition to including team members representing multiple professions, the proposed project should aim to establish a relationship between interprofessional practice and outcomes (community practice, public health education, and/or research).


This award will consist of an overall winning team who will receive their award from IPEC and COF at the Annual Summer IPEC Meeting in Washington, DC. Additionally, the winner(s) will present an IPEC webinar discussing their project and findings. There will also be one (1) honorable mention in each of five (5) focus areas. 


Call for Applications











IPEC and COF are pleased to announce the 2021 Award Open Call! Interprofessional health professions students and/or faculty are invited to submit their work for consideration.


See "Submission Process" below for the online application link.


What is the 2021 award criteria?

To review the 2021 IPEC/COF Award Packet, click here


The packet includes instructions and deadline information for submitting an application.

IPEC/COF Award

Webinars