The Big Ten IPE Academic Alliance: A regional approach to developing Interprofessional Education and practice

Frank J. Ascione, Brian Sick, Kelly Karpa, James McAuley, Devin R. Nickol, Zachary A. Weber, Andrea L. Pfeifle

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Interprofessional practice and education (IPE) efforts has greatly increased in the past few years, primarily through the leadership of several national and international organizations. These organizations have sponsored forums for information exchange and best practices, which has significantly influenced the development of programs across various educational institutions and practice environments. Several regional groups have emerged, organized around a common purpose and geographic proximity, to share ideas and implement new IPE programs across the cooperating organizations. This article describes the history and growth of one of the newer regional groups, the Big Ten IPE Academic Alliance. Included in this discussion is how the group was created, its governing structure and the various results of its efforts. The intent is to provide expanded guidance how to develop regional groups that are effective vehicles for the successful implementation of IPE within educational and health settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9-14
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Education and Practice
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019



  • Academic center
  • Big ten academic alliance
  • Interprofessional education
  • Interprofessional model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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