I am delighted to welcome you to the Center for Advancing Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CAIPER) website. CAIPER’s website is designed to introduce you to Center goals and current initiatives, to share resources, and to invite stories and networking.
As you may be aware, the demand for effective teamwork and collaboration is growing very rapidly. There is a sense of urgency to prepare students for team-based practice, leadership and innovation and for academic and healthcare organizations to work together to improve healthcare quality and value.
CAIPER’s role, as you will see in our mission and vision statements, is to serve as a catalyst for advancing interprofessional practice, education and research. Building capacity in teamwork and collaboration is a cornerstone for innovation to drive excellence and transform healthcare locally, in Arizona, nationally, and globally.
We are pleased to share an extensive set of resources we have developed in our Resource Hub. Watch for an expanding menu of CAIPER Interprofessional by Design℠ programs and services on our website.
I invite you to take time to explore the whole CAIPER website and to let us know what information and tools you find useful to your interprofessional initiatives. We are always adding new stories and resources to share.
I also encourage you to connect with CAIPER on Facebook and Twitter to keep current with the news and activities of the Center and the IPE community. The CAIPER Blog will share articles, insights on new developments, and detail our community events.
I hope you enjoy our website and look forward to hearing from you with suggestions, questions or just to reach out and connect!
Gerri Lamb, PhD, RN, FAAN
CAIPER Founding Director