The purpose of the interprofessional coordinating center is to provide an infrastructure for leadership, expertise, and support to enhance the coordination and capacity building of IPECP among health professions across the U.S. and particularly in medically underserved areas. Through innovative program coordination, scholarly activities, and analytic data collection efforts, the coordinating center will raise the visibility of high-quality, coordinated, team-based care that is well-informed by interprofessional education and best practice models. The CC-IPECP will be a focal point in a growing national effort to foster IPECP among health professions.
Eligible applicants for this cooperative agreement represent a consortia or a partnership of entities such as health professions schools and healthcare facilities (e.g., between multiple health professions education programs and at least one team-based practice setting as a central partner) identified in Sec 747(a) and Sec 831, or other public or private nonprofit entities the Secretary has determined is capable of carrying out such a grant or contract (Sec 831).
Shanita Williams, PHD, MPH, APRN