Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program – Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

For FY 2012, the Division of Nursing (DN) will solicit three-year cooperative agreements proposing innovations in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP).

IPCP environments are comprised of high-functioning diverse professionals with a collective identity who collaborate and communicate

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effectively to increase access to care and achieve high quality patient and population-centered outcomes.

The long-term goal of the NEPQR Program is to support the development of collaborative practice environments that deliver patient and population-centered quality health care that is safe, efficient, effective and equitable (IPEC 2011).

The intermediate goal of the program is to increase the number of nurses skilled in interprofessional collaborative practice.

The long-term and intermediate goals of the NEPQR funding opportunity announcement (FOA) are consistent with the statutory authority provided in Title VIII to provide coordinated care and for nurses to develop skills needed to practice in existing and emerging organized health care systems.

The specific purpose of this FY2012 FOA is to solicit IPCP projects that create and/or expand practice environments comprised of nursing and other professional disciplines engaged in collaborative practice innovations.

IPCP in health-care occurs when health workers from different professional backgrounds join with patients, their families, caregivers and communities to deliver comprehensive high quality of care across settings.

IPCP spans clinical and non-clinical health-related work, including diagnosis, treatment, surveillance, health communications, and disease management (WHO, 2010).

Related Programs

Nurse Education, Practice Quality and Retention Grants

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Eligible applicants are accredited schools of nursing, health care facilities, or a partnership of such a school and facility.

A health care facility may include an Indian Health Service health center, Native Hawaiian health center, hospital, federally-qualified health center, rural health clinic, nursing home, home health agency, hospice program, public health clinic, state or local department of public health, skilled nursing facility, ambulatory surgical center, or any other facility designated by the Secretary (see PHS Act section 801(11).

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