Applications are now being accepted for the third annual U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Award, showcasing interprofessional efforts that positively impact community health. Specifically, the award recognizes a team of health professional school-based collaborators working on IPE projects that establish a relationship between interprofessional practice and outcomes (community practice, public health education, and/or research).
One overall national awardee will be selected to receive their award at the Summer 2019 IPEC Council Meeting in Washington, DC. The winning interprofessional team will receive a $2,000 travel stipend and will work with IPEC and USPHS on a webinar or a continuing education publication highlighting their work.
Additionally, five honorable mention recipients will be invited to attend the Summer 2019 Council Meeting to receive their certificates and give poster presentations on their projects. Council Meeting participants will include IPE leaders from the 21 IPEC member associations and USPHS colleagues.
All awardees will be featured on the IPEC website, promoted across partner websites, highlighted through social media campaigns, and recognized throughout IPEC member communications.
The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 1. All award applicants will receive notification emails by Monday, April 15.
To submit a nomination and to view the application criteria and process, visit the USPHS IPEC Award website.