Building an Interprofessional Charter to Enhance the University-wide Collaboration in Integrating Interprofessional Practice and Education

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Accreditation Information
The recording of this session has been accredited for Interprofessional Continuing Education credit (IPCE) as enduring material. After watching this recording, you may claim IPCE credit by clicking this link. Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit is available to claim through December 31, 2021. Please see details below.

Learning Objectives - by the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Highlight the complex challenges of collaborating across health science programs within a large academic institution.
  • Identify and discuss enablers and barriers that impact the integration and sustainability of interprofessional practice and education (IPE) program.
  • Apply the core principles and concepts of an interprofessional charter in developing, enhancing, and/or integrating their IPE programs.

Collaboration is at the heart of successful interprofessional education and practice (IPE). Students who are trained in a culture of collaboration with colleagues outside of their own profession are more likely to bring those values into their future practice, which benefits patients and their families, as well as providers themselves.

IPE is not new to health professional education, however, the integration of an IPE program within health sciences programs at a large public university requires establishing and enhancing a culture of interprofessional collaboration. The complexity of developing and delivering cross-professional IPE programs, along with the constraints of health sciences programs’ curriculum and faculty availability are challenges to the sustainability of IPE program.

To address these challenges, in 2019 the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (UW CIPE) adapted a system-based IPE Charter (Khalili, 2018) that includes four pillars and four core strategies as follows.

IPE Charter Main Pillars:

  • Interprofessional (IP) Infrastructure – IP culture development, IP faculty development, IP learning environment, and IP sustainable resources.
  • IP Socialization – Socializing students interprofessionally through the incorporation of an IP socialization framework, IPEC competencies, and mastery levels.
  • IP Impact – Systematic assessment of the impact of IP offerings on learners and teams through the lens of the Quadruple Aim (better health, better care, better value, and better work experience).
  • System Change – Integration of IPE requires systematic changes in the way schools/programs operate and function.


IPE Charter Core Strategies: The four core strategies used to successfully implement IPE integration at UW-Madison:

  • Evolvement – Build on and create new, evolving opportunities using Appreciative Inquiry approach.
  • Capacity Building –Create and advance the infrastructure and resources using Agile Methodology.
  • Engagement and Partnerships –Strategic partnership development and advancement using sustainability by design approach.
  • Collaborative Leadership – Shared leadership at all levels using systems change approach.


Since 2019, UW CIPE has developed several initiatives including, IPE faculty development, IPE Distinguished Fellowship, IPE Scholarship, IPE Badger Program, and IPE Path of Distinction to advance the IPE integration and sustainability at the University.

In this seminar, presenters will provide a brief overview of the IPE Charter and its implementation at UW-Madison. The UW Madison Charter will be used to engage the participants in discussing enablers and barrier to IPE integration. Small and large group activities (using zoom breakout rooms) will be used to apply the Charter's principles and sustainability concepts within attendees program/school/university. Presenters will use Breakout rooms, polls and white board functions of Zoom along with utilization of Google documents to actively engage attendees while promoting real-time collaboration.

Accreditation Details

In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change