“Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.”

Source: World Health Organization (WHO). (2010). Framework for action on interprofessional education & collaborative practice. Geneva: World Health Organization.

What IPE is not:

  • Simply sharing electronic health records.
  • Sole profession teams (e.g., neurologist, pulmonologist, radiologist).
  • Learners hearing a talk about another profession.
  • Reporting out at interdisciplinary team meetings.
  • Co-location without intentional collaboration.
  • Decision-making without client/patient input.

Dora Anne Mills, MD, MPH. IPEC Institute on Interprofessional Education. 7 October 2015.

Why IPE is Important?

IPE is not the goal, it is a vehicle for improving outcomes.

End goal: Health professionals who can work together effectively to deliver patient-centered care and improve population health in a more affordable and efficient manner.

Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN. IPEC Institute on Interprofessional Education. 7 October 2015

Contact Info

no picture available
Hawaii Interprofessional Education (HIPE) Initiative

Hawaii Interprofessional Education (HIPE) Initiative
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 3rd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96822

Ph: 808-956-7697
Fax: 808-956-3257

Join the HIPE Newsletter

Subscribe to the Hawaii Interprofessional Education (HIPE) Initiative Newsletter!


Print Friendly, PDF & Email
30Apr 22

Houseless Simulation

The Hawaii Interprofessional Education (HIPE) piloted its first ever Houseless simulation on December 2, 2021 in collaboration with Waianae Neighborhood Place and the HI Department of Education utilizing adapted content…

Read more
Back To Top