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Welcome to the Montana IPE Institute

The University of Montana and Montana State University have joined together to create a robust, interdisciplinary Institute dedicated to health sciences education and applied practice that will benefit patients, students and the health care industry across Montana and the nation.

What is Interprofessional Education?

“Interprofessional education is when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. Interprofessional collaborative practice is when multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds provide comprehensive services by working with patients, their families, caregivers and communities to deliver the highest quality of care across settingsā€

World Health Organization, 2010 Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice
MUS Institute for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice

The University of Montana and Montana State University have joined together to create a robust, interdisciplinary health sciences education and practice that will benefit patients, students and the health care industry across Montana and the nation. 

Montana Interprofessional Student Hotspotting

UM is collaborating with Partnership Health Center’s Complex Care Program to implement a team-based approach to serving individuals who experience combinations of medical, behavioral health and social challenges that lead to extreme patterns of healthcare utilization and high healthcare costs in Missoula County.

Montana AHEC Scholars Program for Interprofessional Education

AHEC Scholars is a national program developed by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration and state Area Health Education Centers. It is a program for health professions students interested in enhancing their skills in interprofessional practice in rural or underserved settings. 

The MUS IPE Institute connects health profession programs and healthcare sites with communities to promote excellence in interprofessional education and collaborative practice across  Montana.

Upcoming Events

Montana Healthy Communities – A Virtual Journey

October 1, October 15, October 22, November 4, November 9
10:00 AM

This Virtual Journey is a way to move forward with our cancelled April conference by bridging the content and experience over webinars. Join us for a systematic, step-by-step voyage to construct a community based strategic game plan that creates healthier communities in a collaborative, cross-sector manner.

Giving Birth During the Pandemic

November 4, 2020

Topics include applying the principles of trauma-informed care, caring for COVID+ mothers and their babies, improving the patient experience for people of color, recognizing the effects of implicit bias, promoting informed consent and shared decision-making, recognizing perinatal mood and anxiety disorder, and incorporating telehealth into your practice. This webinar is provided free as part of our COVID Crisis Program, thanks to a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration.

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