Nomination 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 USPHS-IPEC Award Review Committee and approved by USPHS 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.


Submission Process

The award cycle is currently closed.

Important Dates

The tentative 2021 USPHS IPEC Award timeline is as follows:

  • Applications Open:  October 2020
  • Applications Close:  February 2021
  • Award Decisions & Notifications:  March 2021

Presentation of Award

Each year, IPEC and USPHS announce the winners of the Public Health Excellence in IPE Collaboration Award at the Annual Summer IPEC Meeting in Washington, DC.


The principal investigators of the program receiving the award will be recognized at the Meeting and highlighted in IPEC press releases as well as on the IPEC website. 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 USPHS IPEC Award.


Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to download the FAQs relating to the 2020 USPHS IPEC 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.


Contact

For questions about the award packet and criteria, please email USPHSIPECAWARD@list.nih.gov.


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

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. 


The Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education 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 the USPHS and IPEC at the Summer IPEC Meeting in Washington, DC. In addition, the winner will present an IPEC webinar discussing their project and findings. There will also be one honorable mention in each of 5 focus areas. 


Call for Applications

The full call for submissions is now closed.

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2020 Award Criteria

To see the 2020 USPHS IPEC Award packet, click here

Webinars

USPHS IPEC Award

Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award​