IPE: A Core Component of Health Care Education
The Center for Health Interprofessonal Practice and Education brings students, faculty, and practitioners across health professions together to strengthen interprofessional collaborative practice and team-based care. We work across programs, schools, and institutions to advance team-based learning and promote IPE core competencies through courses, simulations, trainings, workshops, events, research, and scholarship. Explore the various ways we can collaborate here.
Lead innovative interprofessional education, practice, and scholarship that advances collaborative person-centered care and population health.
Transform health care by preparing leaders at The University of Texas and beyond to advance interprofessional education and collaborative practice and system innovation.
The Center for Health IPE collaborates with a diverse network of professionals who are passionate about promoting collaborative learning and practice.
Center for Health IPE Goals
Establish a sustainable, internationally-recognized IPE center that promotes collaborative leadership, scholarship, and programming in interprofessional education and practice to transform health care delivery.
Cultivate a collaborative health care culture by engaging with campus and community partners to develop innovative curricula, tools and strategies that integrate IPE principles into practice and education.
Develop faculty and practitioners to lead interprofessional education, practice, and scholarship.
Promote student-driven health IPE initiatives that foster interprofessional teamwork and leadership skills.
Prepare a collaborative practice-ready workforce through quality interprofessional curricular and co-curricular programming.
- Lead an institutional strategy to advance interprofessional practice and education (IPE) among the health professions programs
- Educate a health care workforce ready for collaborative practice in the continuum of care
- Advance campus and community partnerships to foster a collaborative health care culture
- Promote scholarly innovations in IPE to advance best practices
UT launched the Center for Health IPE with approval and start-up funds from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. Prior to this launch, faculty champions spearheaded innovative interprofessional learning opportunities in health programs across campus. These efforts were strengthened by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) program grants and bolstered by Dell Medical School’s presence that emphasized IPE as a part of its vision. The four deans of UT's health professions schools - M. Lynn Crismon, PharmD (College of Pharmacy), Clay Johnston, MD, PhD (Dell Medical School), Alexa Stuifbergen, PhD, RN (School of Nursing), and Luis Zayas, PhD (Steve Hicks School of Social Work) - stressed the need for a central IPE body on campus. They worked collaboratively with faculty champions at each school to see the Center for Health IPE come to fruition. These four health professions schools continue to be strong partners, with leadership from each school providing oversight and support for its operations and vision.