IPEC Members

In 2016-2017, IPEC approved fourteen additional members through a new institutional membership category, expanding its representation of associations of schools of the health professions to 20. Established in 2009 by six organizations committed to advancing interprofessional learning experiences and promoting team-based care, IPEC now includes the following national associations:

IPEC welcome's the involvement and the membership of associations who share IPEC's commitment and vision and support our mission to promote and encourage interprofessional learning experiences to help prepare future health professionals for enhanced team-based care of patients and improved population health outcomes.

2018 Membership Cycle

Membership is on a 12 month calendar year cycle. Applications for 2018 membership can only be submitted during the application cycle which begins on October 16, 2017.

Important Application Dates

Please make note of the application timeline below.

  • Monday, October 16, 2017:  Applications open online at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.
  • Thursday, November 30, 2017:  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern.
  • Friday, December 29, 2017:  Applicants will be notified of membership status.

2018 Membership Dues

IPEC annual institutional membership dues are due 30 days after receipt of your notification letter. Dues of $5,000 will cover the cost of IPEC institutional membership for a full calendar year.

How to Apply

Applications for 2018 IPEC institutional Membership must be submitted online. Attachments must be submitted as individual attachments on association letterhead.

Click here to access the online application form. The form will be live on October 16, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern.

Applicants must provide the following information:

  1. A copy of the association's current IRS tax-exempt status [501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6)].
  2. A copy of the association's current bylaws.
  3. A statement that the association is supportive of the IPEC’s mission of ensuring that new and current health professionals are proficient in the competencies essential for patient-centered, community and population oriented, interprofessional, collaborative practice.
  4. A statement that the association is willing to assist in the solicitation of funding to support the work of the IPEC.
  5. A statement that identifies the way(s) in which the association represents and serves academic units at institutions of higher education that provide an educational program leading to the awarding of one or more academic degrees to students in one or more health professions that provide direct care to patients.
  6. A statement that provides specific evidence of the association's prior engagement in promoting IPE and collaborative care through mechanisms such as association policies, meetings, or services.

IPEC Council Meetings

Members are invited to exclusive events, including IPEC’s biannual Council Meeting, where IPEC Council Members meet with founders, senior-level executives, policy makers, and healthcare experts in Washington, DC to discuss the top issues facing interprofessional education and practice.

Past Council Meeting speakers have included: 

  • Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, MD, PhD, Vice Provost for Global Initiatives & Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Tracy Spicer, Founding Partner, Avenue Solutions, Former Political Director and Deputy Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy (Massachusetts)
  • Brian Sutter, Senior Vice President, Capitol Hill Consulting Group, Former Staff Director, U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means, Health Subcommittee
  • Mary Kay Leonard, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
  • Candice Porter, MSW, LICSW, Vice President of Outreach & Partnerships, Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to download the FAQs relating to IPEC Institutional Membership, including membership benefits and eligibility criteria.


For questions about the online application process, please contact Shelley McKearney at smckearney@aacnnursing.org.​