Interprofessional Education (IPE) is an activity that occurs when two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve outcomes for individuals and families who we serve. Similarly, Interprofessional Practice (IPP) occurs when multiple service providers from different professional backgrounds provide comprehensive healthcare or educational services by working with individuals and their families, caregivers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care across settings. The SLHS Department at SF State has adopted our definition of IPE/IPP from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Beginning in 2020, ASHA standards for professional certification now include the requirement for IPE and IPP in Standard V-B: "Applicants are encouraged to include IPP/IPE into their supervised clinical experience."
How To Use This Website
The purpose of this website is to prepare our students for collaboration in their future professions at both undergraduate and graduate levels. This website is designed to be used by students and faculty to develop their own interprofessional competencies through a variety of IPE tools including resources, research, references, implementation guides, assessment tools, case studies and more. Additionally, this website can serve as a tool and template for students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional level to further develop personalized case studies to be implemented at IPE events.