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  • IPE PORTAL Advances Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Education

    High-quality, peer-reviewed, competency-based learning modules for interprofessional health education now are available through a new innovative online portal launched by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). Based on Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice, these materials are designed to provide tools to prepare tomorrow's health professions work force for interprofessional, team-based, patient-centered, and community- and population-oriented care.

    Funding support was provided by the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation and IPEC, a national organization connecting health professions for better care. IPEC's founding members are the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Dental Education Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Association of Schools of Public Health.

    APTA served on the Advisory Committee for the IPE PORTAL, representing both the association and the Interprofessional Professionalism Collaborative (IPC), for the development of this new interprofessional education portal.   

    The IPE PORTAL collection is open for submissions. Inquiries should be directed to mededportal@aamc.org.

    Preparing for Successful Accreditation in Medical Rehabilitation

    Register today for CARF International's 2-day training session to gain valuable insight into the accreditation process, and learn how to avoid the pitfalls some organizations may experience on their accreditation survey.

    This comprehensive and interactive training session provides an appropriate forum to assimilate the ASPIRE to Excellence® quality framework. In addition, the session will highlight practical examples of demonstrating conformance to the standards and effective business management and service delivery practice. All areas in the 2013 Medical Rehabilitation Standards Manual will be covered.

    Session topics include:

    • the CARF accreditation process and what happens during a survey
    • helpful tips in preparing for your CARF survey
    • a review of the 2013 standards, including the ASPIRE to Excellence quality framework, designed to provide a logical, action-oriented approach to quality improvement
    • a review of program standards for medical rehabilitation programs
    • frequently cited standards

    This session is recommended for first-time organizations preparing for the accreditation survey process, organizational contacts new to the CARF accreditation process, or those who need a quick update and refresher course.

    APTA is a member of CARF's International Advisory Council.