Health-Focused Interprofessional Education
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The objective of the Health-Focused Interprofessional Education (IPE) Community of Practice is to enable interprofessional collaborative practice throughout the Paso del Norte community in order to promote health and wellness. Efforts include or will include the implementation of campus-based and community-based IPE activities focused on underserved and/or vulnerable populations; the implementation of IPE-related professional development for faculty and clinicians; and the dissemination of IPE-related scholarship. We encourage involvement from faculty, staff, and students from any discipline and educational institution, as well as community members.


We aspire to be a nationally recognized model of highly effective interprofessional education that is driven by a shared passion to serve underserved and/or vulnerable populations.


  1. Health Disparities
  2. Health Outcomes
  3. Interprofesional Education
  4. Vulnerable Populations


  1. Other


Research Associate
Health Sciences - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Interprofessional Education ,Occupational Therapy,neonatal therapy

Clinical Associate Professor
School of Pharmacy - Pharmacy
Anticoagulation, co-curricular, Community Health Centers, Cultural sensitivity, diabetes, Disease State Management (DSM), Health Belief Model, Immunizations, Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE), LGBTQIA, Medication Therapy Management (MTM), professional development, Smoking Cessation, Vaccine Uptake, vaccines
Featured: Awards

Pechak, Celia
Associate Professor
Health Sciences - Physical Therapy
global health education, Interprofessional Education, linguistic competence / linguistic safety in physical therapist education
Featured: Awards

Associate Professor
Education - Educational Psychology and Special Services
Correctional Counseling, Counseling Veterans, Counselor Burnout, Counselor Supervision, Domestic Violence

Health Sciences - Occupational Therapy
virtual reality technology,neurorehabilitation,orthopedics,Ethics,health care policy,eadership/martketing,ergonomics,aquatic therapy,geronotology/productive aging,adult rehabilitation,mental health and psychosocial issues

IPE Publication: Development and preliminary assessment of interprofessional education focused on vulnerable populations

Pechak C, Summers C, Schoen B, Padilla M, Lara P, Velasco J, Capshaw S. Development and preliminary assessment of interprofessional education focused on vulnerable populations. J Allied Health. 2018;47(3):e77-e83.

IPE Publication: Improved knowledge following an [interprofessional] interpreter-use training

Pechak C, Summers C, Velasco J. Improved knowledge following an interpreter-use training. J Allied Health. 2018;47(3):159-166.

Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

This report is inspired by a vision of interprofessional collaborative practice as key to the safe, high quality, accessible, patient-centered care desired by all.

Team-Based Competencies: Building a Shared Foundation for Education and Clinical Practice

Team-Based Competencies: Building a Shared
Foundation For Education and Clinical Practice


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