Office of Interprofessional Education
Interprofessional Education (IPE) at Iona University
Interprofessional Education is the practice of learning about, from and with each other. Generally involving students from at least two different disciplines, the goal of IPE is always to collaborate together to improve outcomes.
The following programs participate in IPE at Iona University:
- Communication Science & Disorders (Graduate Program)
- Marriage & Family Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- School Psychology
- Social Work
Mission & Goals
The mission of the Iona University IPE Initiative is to prepare equity-minded professional degree students for interprofessional collaborative excellence, characterized by cultural and professional humility, within a broad range of practice settings. As such, our graduates will be reflective practitioners who are:
- Aware of how personal and professional positionalities influence and impact upon their relationships with other professionals and those they serve
- Committed to person-centered interprofessional practice
- Skilled in interprofessional communication that fosters high quality, integrated service delivery
- Capable of delivering trauma-sensitive, culturally-responsive services within their practice communities
- Adept in the use of self-care strategies that allow them to persist in their professions
- Poised to serve as effective change agents in the pursuit of racial, social, economic, and environmental justice
Interprofessional Education (IPE) Field Opportunities
Interprofessional Education (IPE) at Iona University is partnering with community organizations to offer exciting new field opportunities for students.
Focus of IPE
Big Goals Of IPE:
The Quintuple AIM
- Advance Health Equity
- Enhance provider experience
- Improve service/care outcomes
- Enhance service recipient experience
- Improve cost and effectiveness of care/service
IPE Core Competencies:
IPEC "Core 4"
1. Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Pracice
- Work together with mutual respect and shared values.
- Shared acknowledgement of each participating team member's roles and abilities.
3. Interprofessional Communication
- Communicate in a responsible manner that supports a team approach.
4. Teams and Team Work
- Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics.