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IPEC Announces 2020 USPHS IPEC Award Finalists

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In April, the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) announced the 2020 Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration (USPHS IPEC) Award finalists. This year marks the fourth anniversary of the USPHS IPEC Awards, which were established by the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and IPEC to acknowledge and celebrate outstanding multidisciplinary efforts to impact community health. Following are the 2020 USPHS IPEC Award winners and four honorable mention finalists:

2020 USPHS IPEC Award: Overall Winner
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
An Interprofessional Approach to International Outreach Experiences 

2020 USPHS IPEC Honorable Mention: Health Communications and Health Technology
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Interprofessional Care Access Network (I-CAN)

2020 USPHS IPEC Honorable Mention: Behavioral Health
Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education, Philadelphia, PA
A Suite of Three Interprofessional Education Public Health Programs: Impacting Students and Patients 

2020 USPHS IPEC Honorable Mention: Community Empowerment and Education
University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX
Learning Health Literacy through Interprofessional Service Learning

2020 USPHS IPEC Honorable Mention: At Risk and Vulnerable Communities
University of Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
University of Missouri Kansas City Health Professions Dramatic Sexually Transmitted Disease/Human Immunodeficiency Virus Education Project

The full list of names of honorees is available in the IPEC press release

Honorees will be recognized at a ceremony in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the Summer 2020 IPEC Member Meeting. As of now, this event is scheduled for June 25–26.

The 2021 USPHS IPEC Award application cycle will open this October.

Published on May 13, 2020

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