The Health Affairs IPE Steering Committee was established in the Spring 2016 as a subgroup of the Health Affairs Collaborative to advance Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Collaboration (IPC) through all schools.

What is Interprofessional Education (IPE)?

Our goal is to have IPE/IPC opportunities reach all students. Specifically, this committee aims to:
• Examine accreditation standards and strategize ways to introduce IPE to meet competencies for each school, providing a unified approach
• Develop a strategic plan for IPE implementation
• Serve as a liaison to the schools to connect faculty for IPE activities
• Articulate a clear outcome vision for students exposed to IPE
• Ensures that IPE content matches appropriate learning need for students
• Prioritize IPE initiatives and match them to competencies for learning need
To achieve these goals, the IPE Steering Committee has drafted a process for IPE and IPC. It is important that all activities go through this process so it can be captured in the IPE repository and recorded for accreditation purposes:
• Faculty/PI notifies IPE Steering Committee of concept or IPE/IPC opportunity through our contact form.
• Email is checked weekly and information is shared to the appropriate IPE Director for dissemination through their respective school.
• If the opportunity warrants further discussion, the IPE Steering Committee will discuss the collaboration during bimonthly steering committee meeting
o A timeline is established to connect students/faculty with collaborators
o If the event is not budget neutral, IPE steering committee members will work with faculty/staff to present offering to respective Health Affairs Collaborative/leaders for approval
o Announcements of event are disseminated through newsletter (coming soon), Twitter, and other communication methods
• Collaborators provide feedback to the Steering Committee in order to debrief efficiency of process and next steps
• Collaborators will present their work to the IPE steering committee as well as social media outlets.
Allied Health
Judy Schmidt
Christine Downey
Candra Bass
Amy Weil
Carol Durham
Meg Zomorodi
Kelly Wilson
Nicole Reitter
Public Health
Amanda Holliday
Rachel Wilfert
Social Work
Denise Dews
Health Sciences Library
Christie Degener
Nandita Mani
Lee Richardson