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

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We’re so excited to share this Spring/ Summer edition of our newsletter! As the academic year comes to a close, we look back on another year filled with ups and downs, incredible accomplishments and ongoing challenges. Life during the COVID-19 pandemic has changed. Relative widespread vaccination and declining mortality and hospitalization rates have allowed a slow return to prior routines and activities for many. Yet infection rates are still on the rise as we continue to mourn the lives lost to COVID in the U.S. and globally, and grapple with its prolonged impact. For many of us, COVID has highlighted the value of our work and the need to pull together and rely on each other to overcome adversity. It has also shed light on the fragility of life along with the importance of maintaining boundaries and work-life balance, and the need to invest time and attention to our mental and emotional health, both at and outside of work. The devotion of time and attention to our mental and emotional health, however, is not only vital at an individual level but imperative on larger scales; teams, organizations, institutions, and society must consider approaches to support well-being in a systematic way. The collaboration of different health professions will be essential to build a culture of wellness for health providers and support the fourth aspect of the “Quadruple Aim”- to enhance provider job satisfaction.

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