IPEC Resources

Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: 2016 Update

This 2016 update reflects the changes that have occurred in the health system since the release of the original report, two of the most significant of which are the increased focus on the Triple Aim (improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care) and implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010.



Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: 2011 Original

This report is inspired by a vision of interprofessional collaborative practice as key to the safe, high quality, accessible, patient-centered care desired by all. The intent was to build on each profession’s expected disciplinary competencies in defining competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice. The IPEC panel identified four core competency domains: 1) values and ethics; 2) roles and responsibilities for collaborative practice; 3) interprofessional communication; and 4) teamwork and team-based care.



Team-Based Competencies, Building a Shared Foundation for Education and Clinical Practice

This summary document is based on the February 2011 meeting that was held to advance interprofessional education, which provides both academic and clinical experiences for students from two or more health professions to work in a collaborative partnership to provide patient-centered care.




Additional Resources 

MedEdPORTAL Interprofessional Education Collection

The Interprofessional Education (IPE) Collection is designed to foster the identification, development and deployment of educational resources aimed at supporting team-based or collaborative care essential to training an interprofessional workforce. With funding from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the IPE collection is an emergent product of collaboration between members of the Interprofessional Education Collaboration (IPEC), the American Psychological Association, Physician Assistant Education Association and the American Physical Therapy Association. This collection is designed to create a national clearinghouse of competency-linked learning resources for interprofessional education and models of team-based or collaborative care in support of the IPEC report: Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice


AAMC Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Competencies

Four general competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice and the example behavioral expectations.


Advancing Interprofessional Clinical Prevention and Population Health Education: A Curriculum Development Guide for Health Professions Faculty

Association for Prevention Teaching and Research

This curriculum guide is intended for faculty members in health professions education programs seeking to design and implement interprofessional learning activities in the area of clinical prevention and population health.



Guidance on Developing Quality Interprofessional Education for the Health Professions

Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative (HPAC) and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

This consensus guidance document is meant to support the development and implementtation of quality IPE.