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CAIPPER Strategic Plan

CAIPPER, the Center for InterProfessional Collaborative Practice, Education and Research was established in July 2022. The CAIPPER Implementation Taskforce was convened in February 2023 to help develop a 5-year roadmap for CAIPPER implementation.

The Strategic plan for 2023 – 2027 is based on the work of the CAIPPER Taskforce and will lead to the achievement of the four core goals of CAIPPER which include:

Goal 1: Establish IPE curricula for pre-qualification learners and practicing professionals
that is evidence-based, intentionally designed to flexibly meet the needs of a wide range of
learners and grounded in principles of adult learning and interprofessional collaborative

Goal 2: Build interprofessional collaborative practice models that achieve the Quadruple

Goal 3: Create and disseminate knowledge of the impact of interprofessional collaborative
practice on health equity and improved individual and population health through research
that is informed by advice from stakeholders across our communities.

Goal 4: Establish systems and infrastructure to continuously improve Interprofessional
Collaborative Practice and Interprofessional Education at UIC in alignment with CAIPPER.

CAIPPER Priority activities for FY24 include:

  • Establish a CAIPPER leadership team that will include Directors of IPE from each college and Directors of the core functions within CAIPPER.
  • Building the infrastructure to support CAIPPER activities and evaluation including the full implementation of the Interprofessional Education Learning Experience database, convening a CAIPPER Academic Policy committee and implementing a communication plan to disseminate CAIPPER news to all stakeholders in multiple formats.
  • Implementing a student group that will provide input to CAIPPER activities and support the engagement of students in co-curricular IPE and ICP activities.
  • Working with the UI Hospital and Clinic’s leadership to explore how improving ICP and developing IPE in the clinical environment can contribute to the achievement of strategic goals.
  • Demonstrating CAIPPER’s value to the campus as a convener to align the expertise and activities of faculty in addressing complex educational and healthcare challenges.

Any questions about the CAIPPER Strategic Plan should be directed to Mary T. Keehn, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Practice and Education at