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Interprofessional Education


Interprofessional education (IPE) is individuals from two or more professions learning about, from, and with each other in order to improve the health of patients and communities. IPE is necessary to increase IPP and has become an area of emphasis for all educational programs in the health professions.

Interprofessional Practice


Interprofessional practice (IPP) is when individuals from two or more professions work together to improve the health of patients and/or the community. Because of the complexity of the challenges facing our society, interprofessional practice is needed to provide solutions that integrate the multiple perspectives of different professions, patients, and communities.