Article Describes How Joint Accreditation Advances Interprofessional Education

November 27, 2013

The article "Push for Interprofessional Education Picks up Steam," published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ, on November 20, 2013, describes how accreditors in the health professions are taking steps to ensure that educational programs prepare students and professionals for team-based care.

The article includes a description of the Joint Accreditation program, founded in 2009 by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The article explains that Joint Accreditation is designed to advance interprofessional education and collaborative practice, and that jointly accredited providers have substantially increased the number of interprofessional educational activities they offer to health professionals.