National Center on Interprofessional Practice and Education Incubator Site

Principal Investigator(s)

Susan Meyer and Everette James

The University of Pittsburgh is one of the “innovations incubator” sites within the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. The National Center’s stated mission is to “lead, coordinate and study the advancement of collaborative, team-based health professions education and patient care as an efficient model for improving quality, outcomes and cost. It is the only such organization in the United States, designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the sole center to provide leadership, scholarship, evidence, coordination and national visibility to advance interprofessional education and practice as a viable and efficient health care delivery model.” The innovations incubator evaluation team at Pitt has aligned with four sites within UPMC to represent the many interprofessional practice and education activities occurring within the system.

A description of the four sites is included in an article published in the Journal of Interprofessional Care