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Interprofessional Education

Interprofessional Education

Our focus on interprofessional education and practice is consistent with broad trends affecting the health care landscape and national calls-to-action from the World Health Organization, American Association of Medical Colleges, and others to educate both students and practicing professionals in patient-centered, team-based standards of care.

Benefits of Interprofessional Education:

In today’s fast paced, high-tech health care environment, it takes a TEAM to provide the best care possible for patients. When teams successfully collaborate, there are benefits to both patients and providers including promoting patient-centered care, empowering team members, increasing job satisfaction, minimizing communication challenges.

Our programs are interprofessional:

Lunder-Dineen’s MOTIVATE and Time to Ask educational initiatives are designed to be interprofessional programs.

For instance, the MOTIVATE program teaches not only oral health basics, but how to apply the knowledge and skills to easily actionable steps, while supporting interprofessional teams and influencing them to work together and make oral health a priority. The interprofessional program is provided to Certified Nursing Assistants, Dietary Teams, Facilities Management/ Housekeeping Teams, Nurses, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists, Social Workers, and the Therapy Department (PT, OT, SLP). 

When health care providers learn about each other, with each other, and from each other, it builds a foundation for high-functioning, interprofessional practice and high-quality health care. 

Learn more about the MOTIVATE program.

Learn more about the Time to Ask program.


Featured Courses:

Basic Skills and Clinical Applications of Motivational Interviewing 

Innovations in Care Delivery: Creating the New Culture through Relationship-Based Care 

UNE Geriatrics: Oral Health Impact on Systemic Disease in Seniors 

View all available interprofessional education courses


Interactive Map from the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

"The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, in collaboration with its professional community, the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, are excited to launch a new IPE Centers interactive map featuring nearly 100 centers, programs or initiatives focusing on interprofessional practice and education around the country.  This resource provides the growing IPE community with real-time access to websites and contact information for interprofessional leaders."