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Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE)

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Jefferson Interprofessional Education and Care Newsletter. We are pleased to describe the launch of two reports essential to interprofessional education and practice in the United States that occurred on May 11, 2011: Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice and Team-Based Competencies, Building a Shared Foundation for Education and Clinical Practice. The first report, Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, was produced by an expert panel convened in 2009 by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC), a unique partnership of six associations - the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Dental Education Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Association of Schools of Public Health. The panel proposed four domains of core competencies needed to provide integrated, collaborative, high-quality, cost-effective care to patients within the nation's current, evolving health care system.

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