AIHC affiliation is open to individuals interested in transforming health in the United States through interprofessional collaboration, including those in the health professions, health professions educators, organizational and institutional leaders, new and emerging health and care providers, public health personnel, care coordinators, administrators of health care delivery and payment systems, patients and family caregivers, community representatives, and policy-makers.
Benefits of Individual Affiliation
- Connection to a broad array of individuals and organizations advancing interprofessional collaboration in education and practice within the United States and, through AIHC’s alliance with the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC) as well as other regional IPE organizations, internationally.
- Collaboration with individuals at institutions other than one’s own with similar interests and specific responsibilities.
- Advance notice and reduced registration fees for the Collaborating Across Borders conferences, AIHC Webinars, and other AIHC-sponsored activities.
- Opportunities (such as hosting a Webinar and participating in other AIHC activities) to share your work in interprofessional education and team-based collaborative care and to exchange information, including successes, barriers, and opportunities, with others interested in strengthening collaboration and teamwork across the health care system.
- Access to information resources, faculty development tools, current research, relevant links, and teaching materials on the AIHC Web site as they are developed.
Community organizations; government agencies; and non-profit educational, health care, philanthropic, and professional organizations may partner with AIHC as associated organizations. These organizations will have an on-going, sustained affiliation with AIHC to advance an interprofessional agenda that the associated organization, alone or through a federation or coalition of other like organizations, is unable to accomplish.
Benefits of Organizational Affiliation
- Synergy to enable organizations to accomplish interprofessional goals.
- Expanded capacity for effective interprofessional education and collaborative team-based practice.
- Collective voice to advocate for changes in accreditation, licensure, and certification to support interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
- Collective voice to advocate for health care workforce education and deployment and payment models to support high quality, affordable health care.
- Presence with and access to leaders and innovators in interprofessional education and practice.
Interested in becoming affiliated? Individual affiliations will be available in 2012. For updates on affiliation opportunities and other new developments, join the AIHC listserv.