ASHA's Interprofessional Education/Interprofessional Practice (IPE/IPP) Activities and Collaborations




  • Established a strategic objective to advance IPE/IPP in the professions.
  • ASHA staff developed a presentation on IPE/IPP that was delivered to state association annual meetings and other national conferences. 
  • ASHA was a Titanium Level sponsor of the Collaborating Across Boarders (CAB V) 2015 conference on interprofessional education and practice. The CAB V conference is the fifth joint conference that links Canada and the United States around the key themes of IPE and IPP.
  • ASHA Convention offered 131 program sessions on IPE/IPP.


  • Board of Directors approved a resolution to support the Interprofessional Educational Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.
  • Conducted three focus groups of members working in academic, school, and health care settings to inform ASHA's IPE/IPP activities and resource development.
  • ASHA Convention offered 57 program sessions on IPE/IPP in this inaugural year for an IPE/IPP Convention program track.


  • Formed the Ad Hoc Committee on Interprofessional Education to develop recommendations [PDF] that address education and core competencies of interprofessional education related to reimbursement models for students and members.
  • A joint event of the 2013 Researcher-Academic Town Meeting and CE Provider Workshop [PDF] held at the ASHA Convention featured the topic, "Interprofessional Education: Leading Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Into a Collaborative Era Through Pre-professional Education & Lifelong Learning."
  • Established a Convention program strand on Interprofessional Education (IPE) to begin in 2014.
  • ASHA was a Gold Level sponsor of the Collaborating Across Boarders (CAB IV) 2013 conference on interprofessional education and practice. The CAB IV conference was the fourth joint conference that linked Canada and the United States around the key themes of IPE and IPP.


  • Joined the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education. ASHA's membership in the Global Forum provides a unique opportunity to include the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology in the decisions and outcomes for working collaboratively with other health professionals building upon the initial work of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC).
  • Convened a Changing Health Care Landscape Summit October 5–7, 2012. The summit provided a forum for knowledge transfer, open discussion, and deliberation about the rapidly changing health care landscape, which includes a movement toward models of collaborative practice that improve patient safety and patient outcomes. An Executive Summary [PDF] report of the summit is available on the ASHA website.


  • The Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative (IPC), formed in 2006 at the invitation of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), comprises 13 health professions and one assessment organization. The goal of the IPC is to develop a tool to assess interprofessional interactions during clinical training and develop educational resources that foster professionalism in a collaborative practice setting.

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