"Interprofessional collaboration is defined as practice and education where individuals from two or more professional backgrounds meet, interact, learn together, and practice with the client at the center of care."
Collaboration is the cornerstone of the Interprofessional Community. It is the ultimate measure of success; for you, your client/patient, and for the community.
We work together to develop, test, and publish best practices in interprofessional collaboration.
Our professionals continue to find opportunities to create and participate in collaborative projects. Current collaborative projects include: Practice-Based research, Podcast/Article/Book Projects, and collaborative workshops/events
Networking vs. Collaboration
We differentiate between networking and collaboration. We understand networking to be transactional. It can often be approached as a short-term means of attaining new clients, without considering the colleague or the client’s best interest.
We understand collaboration to be relational. It is approached as a long-term relationship built around the client’s best interest. While collaboration inevitably leads to practice growth, it is always the result of greater client care and management.