IPE and Collaborative Practice

The University of Arizona Center for Transformative Interprofessional Healthcare (CTIPH) was founded as a coordinating center to advance UAHS interprofessional education, collaborative practice, and research. CTIPH will advance collaborative, innovative and transformative interprofessional initiatives across disciplines, learning institutions, health care systems, research centers and communities at-large by:

  • Preparing health professions graduates for team-based, patient-centered care
  • Preparing faculty and practicing health professionals to provide team-centered educational and collaborative practice learning environments
  • Advancing a community of scholars who specialize in team dynamics, team management, collaborative education, practice and research
  • Advancing the science of those processes that facilitate effective team-based education, practice and research

Our goal is to ensure that Univeristy of Arizona students, residents and trainees in health professions build a skill set that will ultimately increase patient safety, reduce errors, maximize efficiencies, and improve quality of care.


Our Vision

To advance collaborative, innovative and transformative interprofessional initiatives across disciplines, learning institutions, health care systems, research centers and communities at-large.

Mission Statement

To advance improved and transformative healthcare quality, health of populations and health care value through team-based education, practice, and research.

Goals

  • Prepare health professions graduates for team-based, patient-centered care
  • Prepare faculty and practicing health professionals to provide team-centered educational and collaborative practice learning environments
  • Advance a community of scholars who specialize in team dynamics, team management, collaborative education, practice and research
  • Advance the science of those processes that facilitate effective team-based education, practice and research

Founding Colleges

  • College of Medicine—Tucson
  • College of Medicine—Phoenix
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health