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Pioneer Valley Interprofessional Education Collaborative (PV IPEC)


The Cooperating Colleges of Greater Springfield established the Pioneer Valley Interprofessional Education (PV-IPEC) in 2013 to lead, develop and facilitate interprofessional healthcare education amongst academic institutions and service providers across the Pioneer Valley.

Healthcare professionals from higher educational institutions and healthcare facilities work together to increase interprofessional collaboration in education and practice settings.  PV-IPEC is dedicated to transforming the delivery of healthcare in the Pioneer Valley to an interprofessional collaborative approach and creating a supply of new professionals prepared to practice together as one team.

Projects and Accomplishments

  • Interprofessional Elective Course Spring 2021 (View Student Flyer)
    Healthcare professional learners are expected to meet the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice set forth by the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC, 2016) to better prepare them for team-based care with the goal of improving patient safety and population health outcomes. This blended learning approach using both synchronous and asynchronous learning is designed for healthcare learners from the Collaborating Colleges of Greater Springfield (CCGS) to overcome common barriers to interprofessional education (IPE). Learners will be introduced to the importance of best practices for professionalism, roles and responsibilities, teamwork and collaboration, communication, ethics and interprofessional practice as a means to improve the quality and safety of patient care. We are inviting students from various health professions to participate in the course and earn 2 college credits.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Melissa Mattison (, Director of Interprofessional Education and Community Reach, Western New England University.  Please inform her of your decision to get involved by November 30, 2020.

National Organizations

MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board

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Springfield, MA 01103

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