Advancing Interprofessional Education

Advancing Interprofessional Education

We’re pleased to join the following organizations to advance IPE:

                Camden Coalition LOGO
     IPEC logo
             National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine LOGO

CSWE is committed to advancing interprofessional education (IPE) to enable effective collaborative practice and improve health outcomes for all communities. IPE happens when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration, resulting in high-quality health care and outcomes. CSWE's Advancing Interprofessional Education initiative promotes the latest IPE resources, partnership and collaboration opportunities, publications, events, and awards. Please click on the circles below to be directed to the corresponding section. 



  • IPEC Interprofessional Leadership Development Program (ILDP)
    • Facilitated by the Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL), the 2021 IPEC ILDP engages both senior leaders and administrators responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of campus-wide IPE programs.
    • The 2021 IPEC ILDP, After the Disruptive Events of 2020: The Leaders Role in Creating the Future of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice, will be held virtually June 8-10, 2021. Download the informational flyer here.
      • Deans and senior administrators from multiple schools at the same institution are strongly encouraged to attend along with their campus-wide IPE administrator.


Past Events

Three social work faculty from CSWE programs participated in the IPEC Fall 2019 Institute at Embassy Suites by Hilton

 Portland Downtown, Portland, OR (pictured right).

Emily Myers (Auburn University), Mitzi Lowe (Fresno State), Jo Ann Regan (CSWE), and Mary Ann Marchel (College of Saint Scholastica) (from left to right).

IPEC Conferences



  • Camden Coalition Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative—CSWE is a sponsor of this annual program that trains interdisciplinary teams of professional students from schools around the country to learn to work with complex medical and social needs using a patient-centered approach.  
  • Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education—CSWE represents social work education at these biannual forums.
  • Health Professions Accreditors Collaborative—CSWE is a member of this organization that collaborated on the development of the guidance document to assist health profession education programs prepare graduates for interprofessional collaborative practice.
  • Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC)—CSWE is a member of the IPEC with representatives serving on the board and planning council that works to plan and implement the national IPEC faculty development institutes as well as planning and implementing the IPEC webinar series.
  • National Academies of Practice—CSWE promotes the recognition of social work academy fellows that advance interprofessional healthcare by fostering collaboration and advocating policies in the best interest of individuals and communities.
  • National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE)—CSWE is a member of The National Collaborative for Improving the Clinical Learning Environment (NCICLE) which provides a forum for organizations committed to improving the educational experience and patient care outcomes within clinical learning environments. NCICLE seeks to simultaneously improve the quality of learning and patient care within CLEs through shared learning and collaborative practice among its member organizations.  A number of resources are available on their website.