CAIPER reimagines teamwork and collaboration to transform healthcare.

We provide evidence-based strategies, training, and education to increase understanding of team collaboration and its impact on healthcare.

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From the Desk of CAIPER

March 20, 2018

Arizona Interprofessional Practice and Education Conference: Teamwork and Collaboration for a Healthier Arizona

In April 2018, Arizona is getting its first ever conference dedicated to interprofessional healthcare practice and education. Hosted by the Arizona Nexus, the two-day conference on April 20-21, brings to together practitioners, administrators, educators, researchers and students with the shared goal of creating a healthier Arizona through collaboration and teamwork.

February 1, 2018

What You Need to Know to Advance Team-Based Care and Return on Investment: Integrated Care and Care Coordination

CAIPER and the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NCIPE) have partnered to offer a very active three-day workshop March 28-30, 2018. Participants will learn and practice strategies and tools for high performance teamwork in care coordination and integrated care, and how to translate team roles, activities and outcomes into dollars.

January 16, 2018

eLearning Meets Interprofessional Competencies and Team-Based Primary Care

How do we provide practical, competency-based interprofessional team training to students and practitioners from a myriad of health professions whose schedules are so varied and busy that in-person group training is difficult, if not impossible, to coordinate?  And - How do we bring together IPEC® competencies with primary care practice in ways that are relevant to students and capture clinical practice in an authentic way?

December 12, 2017

From I to We: The Magic of Teams

I was asked to speak at the first advanced IPEC Institute in October this year. Academic-Practice teams come to IPEC workshops from all over the US to work on growing their interprofessional programs. The topic for my talk was integrating IPEC competencies in interprofessional learning. I set out to involve everyone in CAIPER who wanted to be involved in crafting the IPEC presentation. It’s not that I haven’t asked for input or help before, but this time I wanted something deeper, more organic, and reflective of much more than my solo voice. It seemed time to walk a deeper talk of teamwork in my presentations.

November 14, 2017

Collaborating Across Borders VI: A Light in the Dark

For three exciting and packed days, hundreds of academics, clinicians, students, patients and researchers came together to share work in improving patient outcomes and patient care, driving down healthcare costs, and improving provider satisfaction. It was a group of people with a clear message: Things are better than ever, and we’re continuing to improve.

October 11, 2017

Catalyzing Change: Maximizing Registered Nurse Scope of Practice in Interprofessional Primary Care

The American health system has already begun a transition from a sick model to a patient centered/community-based prevention and wellness system. As nurse educators it is our charge to educate and prepare the next generation of nurses with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for optimizing team-based care and interprofessional practice. 

September 22, 2017

From Medicine to Journalism: Interprofessional Teamwork at the SHOW Student-Run Clinic

Many people see clinics as a place only for health students to volunteer, but in actuality it requires many different schools of thought to function successfully. Like our clients, student-run clinics are much more complex than they seem, and they need attention from many different disciplines...

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March 1, 2021
On February 9, 2021, CAIPER'S Director, Dr. Barret Michalec, joined Edson College's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience for their Midday Mindfulness series hosted by Dr. Teri Pipe, ASU Chief Well-being Officer, and Dr. Nika Gueci, Executive Director for University Engagement.