Interprofessional Education and Practice

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Overall Goal: To educate faculty, trainees, students and staff on the principles of interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice to establish a culture of interprofessional teams working together to provide high value care for our patients.

The definitions for Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) vary across sources, but we have adopted World Health Organization’s definitions:

  • Interprofessional Education (IPE) is an approach to teaching and learning that brings together students from two or more professions to learn about, from, and with each other in service of enabling effective collaboration. The goal of IPE is to improve health outcomes through the education of a practice-ready health care team that is prepared to respond to local health needs (WHO, 2010).
  • Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP), or “Practice Transformation,” in health care occurs when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds provide comprehensive services by working with patients, their families, carers and communities to deliver the highest quality of care across setting (WHO, 2010). The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) states that, “interprofessional collaborative practice drives safe, high-quality, accessible, person-centered care and improved health outcomes” (2019).


To provide health science students, trainees and professionals with the education and collaborative skills needed to deliver patient-centered care that is inclusive, evidence-based, culturally-responsive, and equitable.


Our mission is to improve patient outcomes while serving our local communities, by promoting interprofessional education and collaborative practice at UF Health Jacksonville.


The Interprofessional Working Group is made up of healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines.


Our competencies, detailed below, are based on the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)'s Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.

Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice

Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.

Roles and Responsibilities for Collaborative Practice

Use the knowledge of one's own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the healthcare needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations.

Interprofessional Communication Practices

Communicate with patients, families, communities and professionals in healthcare and other fields in a responsive manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease.

Interprofessional Teamwork and Team-based Practice

Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver and evaluate patient and population-centered care and population health program and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective and equitable.


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