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

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...

August 9, 2017

Join the CAIPER Team at the 2017 Nexus Summit!

As the summer temperatures continue to soar in Arizona, the CAIPER team is beginning to look forward to spending a few days in the cooler weather of Minneapolis, at the Nexus Summit 2017 on August 20-23. Here’s a sneak peek at all the sessions and activities we’ll be engaging in.


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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.