Welcome to Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice (IPECP)

The World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners recognize interprofessional collaboration in education and practice as an innovative strategy that will play an important role in mitigating the global health workforce crisis. Interprofessional education occurs when faculty from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.

A range of mechanisms shape effective interprofessional education and collaborative practice. These include:

  • Supportive management practices
  • Identifying and supporting champions
  • The resolve to change the culture and attitudes of health workers
  • A willingness to update, renew and revise existing curricula
  • Appropriate legislation that eliminates barriers to collaborative practice

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