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The Global Interprofessional Networks


Each member network is responsible for ensuring that the network is effectively represented in the WCC.

To join and maintain membership of the WCC networks and associations are expected to:


  • Have an explicit focus on interprofessional education and collaborative practice in health and social care and related professions
  • Explicitly espouse the same values as the WCC
  • Include those working in both educational and clinical settings
  • Provide information to the WCC concerning their aims, membership criteria and structure, for example the process for consulting members on key issues, and the process for nominating representatives).


The WCC welcomes new member networks particularly those representing geographical regions and countries not currently represented. Current member networks are:




The American Interprofessional Health Collaborative


The American Interprofessional Health Collaborative transcends boundaries to transform learning, policies, practices, and scholarship toward an improved system of health and wellness for individual patients, communities, and populations.





The Australasian Interprofessional Practice and Education Network


A network for the sharing of information, networks and experiences in the area of interprofessional education, interprofessional learning and interprofessional practice in healthcare across Australia and New Zealand.





The (UK) Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education


Founded in 1987, CAIPE is a UK-based independent charity  and company limited by guarantee with a worldwide membership of corporate, individual and student members.  CAIPE promotes, develops and supports interprofessional education with and through its members.  It works for the improvement of collaborative practice and thereby the quality of care, through professions learning and working together.





The Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative


The Canadian national hub for interprofessional education, collaboration in healthcare practice and patient-centred care. Their goal is to share knowledge with those who make policy, planners in the health and education systems, health professionals and educators to ensure all Canadians benefit.





The European Interprofessional Practice and Education Network


The European Interprofessional Practice and Education Network (EIPEN) aims to develop and share effective interprofessional training programmes, methods and materials for improving collaborative practice in health and social care in Europe.





The Japan Association for Interprofessional Education


JAIPE promotes interprofessional education, research, and practice in health, medicine, and welfare. JAIPE aims at contributing to development of a healthy and prosperous longevity society in Japan, and promoting personal communications among members each other. Main activities include issue of official Journal and regular convention of annual meeting.





The Japan Interprofessional Working and Education Network


JIPWEN was established in June 28, 2008 by ten Japanese universities who are engaged in health professions education. These universities have been implementing unique interprofessional education (IPE) programs with financial support from the Japanese Government.




  The Nordic Interprofessional Network  

NIPNET is a learning network to foster interprofessional collaboration in education, practice and research. It is primarily for Nordic educators, practitioners and researchers in the fields of health.  Annual conferences with the aim of exchanging knowledge and discussing interprofessional education and collaboration are arranged in turn in Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark.  There is no formal membership in the Nordic Interprofessional Network.




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