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Interprofessional Education: Home

Selected resources, organizations and activities focused on interprofessional education


Learning together to work together for better health

World Health Organization (2010). Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice.

Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization

What is Interprofessional Education?

Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Interprofessional education is a necessary step in preparing a “collaborative practice-ready” health workforce that is better prepared to respond to local health needs.


World Health Organization (2010). Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice. Geneva: World Health Organization.

Pitt's Working Group on Interprofessional Education (WGoIPE)

WGoIPE Mission Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and Social Work provide comprehensive didactic and experiential training in interprofessional collaborative practice, resulting in professionals who enter the workforce prepared to positively influence patient-centered, team-based care.


Vicki Hornyak (Chair), DPT, GCS

Filitsa Bender, MD, FACP

Mario Browne, MPH, CHES, CDP

Cindy Bryce, PhD

Valire Copeland, PhD, MSW

Sandra Engberg, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN

Deanne Hall, PharmD, CDE, BCACP

Rosemary Hoffmann, PhD, RN, CNL

Mary Lou Klem, PhD, MLIS

Nina Markovic, BSDH, MS, PhD

Margaret McDonald, PhD, MFA

Susan Meyer, PhD

Jean O'Donnell, DMD, MEd

Reed Van Deusen, MD, MS

Racism, Health and Medicine

Acosta D, Ackerman-Barger K. Breaking the Silence: Time to Talk About Race and Racism. Acad Med. 2017;92(3):285-288.

Cahn PS. How interprofessional collaborative practice can help dismantle systemic racism. J Interprof Care. 2020;34(4):431-434.

Selected HSLS Books and Journals


You can find the most current articles on interprofessional education by searching PubMed. Contact your HSLS Liaison or HSLS Ask-a-Librarian if you have need assistance buildling a PubMed search for a specific question about IPE.

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