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Join us on our Journey in Interprofessional Education for Healthcare!

Interprofessional education for healthcare (IPEH) is when students from two or more health care professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes (WHO, 2010). 

The Institute for Transformational Interprofessional Education at Loyola University Chicago offers these educational modules as part of ITIE’s mission to promote education and research in interprofessional collaborative practice and Loyola University Chicago’s commitment to social justice, academic excellence, and ethics. 

These modules were developed through the I-Care Path HRSA-funded grant, awarded to the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago (#UD7HP26040).  This grant also provided support to redesign the Loyola University Health System ambulatory care to integrate a community based model of interprofessional collaborative practice and patient centered medical home. 

These modules and the system redesign not only has transformed care, but also has been incorporated into Loyola University Chicago’s professional schools:

  • Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing
  • Stritch School of Medicine
  • Dietetic Internship Program
  • School of Social Work
  • Institute of Public Health
  • Health Systems Management Program




Learning about IPEH includes how to work within an IPEH team as well as what system infrastructures support IPEH.  The following links integrates the wealth of information from key organizations (e.g., Patient Care Collaborative, Institute for Healthcare Improvement) around the following central concept in system redesign.

  • Medical Home: What is a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)?  What are PCMH accreditation standards?  How does care differ in a PCMH?  Innovative practices include motivational interviewing, patient teaching techniques, and care coordination.  How is this applied in the LUHS model?
  • Collaborative Practice: What is interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP)?  What are the core competencies in IPCP?
  • Learning Modules: Provides detailed education for the four IPE competencies: Values/Ethics, Roles, Communication, Teamwork
  • New/Events: Check out the latest events through the Institute for Transformative Education at Loyola University Chicago