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.



Engage diverse groups to advance interprofessional practice, education, and research


Pioneer novel and forward-thinking research, programming, and interventions


Identify and disseminate key scholarship and advancements in the field of interprofessionalism

From the Desk of CAIPER

April 29, 2019

Getting Started in IPE – 5 Things You Can Do Right Now

Today, academic and clinical faculty are challenged to develop IPE that meets growing accreditation requirements as well as health system needs for students who are “collaboration ready.” Now more than ever, students need to exit health professions programs with the values and skills related to roles, communication and teamwork enumerated in the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) competencies. 

April 17, 2019

Exclusive Interviews With College Executive Leaders On Importance of Interprofessional Education: “The future is here and IPE is the future”

Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation takes steps to infuse IPE across all majors and prepare graduates for team-based care. Exclusive interviews with the Edson College executive leadership tell a story of the changing landscape of healthcare today,  the critical role of interprofessional education, and vision for the future.

December 5, 2018

Nationally Renowned "Health Care Without Walls" Author to Speak at ASU

 Susan Dentzer is coming to ASU on January 25, 2019 to present NEHI’s vision of Health Care Without Walls. It’s an important opportunity for the ASU Community and our many academic and clinical partners to explore what a health care system without walls would mean for educating our students, for improving healthcare quality and costs, and for new research.

November 6, 2018

Announcing CAIPER Confabs: A Health Professions Podcast

Here at CAIPER, we are always trying to come up with creative and innovative ways to share and connect with colleagues around the world. When veteran podcaster and team member Jinnette Senecal broached the idea of an interprofessionally focused podcast series, it didn’t take much talking before the rest of the CAIPER team was on board and barreling full steam ahead into the world of podcasting.

September 26, 2018

Designing Interprofessional Education for Providers: Learning From, With and About Primary Care Teams

About a year ago, we decided to try our hand at preparing educational materials that would help primary care providers work more effectively with the complex and vulnerable populations they typically serve. We started with a few premises – like whatever we developed needed to be real, practical, and useful.

June 27, 2018

Back by Popular Demand! Design Thinking for Interprofessional Care at Nexus Summit 2018

Join us in July at the Nexus Summit 2018 for Design Thinking 2.0, an interactive workshop on using design thinking to come up with creative solutions to challenging problems in interprofessional practice and education.

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.


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May 24, 2022

Details announced for this year’s In-Person and Virtual Nexus Summit 2022

May 24, 2022

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education will host this year’s in-person Nexus Summit August 20th – 23rd with additional virtual days on September 13th – 14th.