GHIPECP, NFP is an emerging leading Non-Governmental Organization composed of demonstrated leaders, nursing scholars for a global world, all committed to optimize the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), reach out to the vulnerable global population through interprofessional education, collaboration, and partnership. Our primary aim is to assist in the training and education of health providers globally with a conceptual model designed to facilitate effective implementation and dissemination of sustainable interprofessional education and collaborative practice. The overall outcome is to create community-driven global health through primary healthcare interventions that will improve the health outcomes of the global population.
Global health refers to “an area for study, research, and practice that places a priority on improving health and achieving equity in health for all people worldwide. Global health emphasizes transnational health issues, determinants, and solutions; involves many disciplines within and beyond the health sciences and promotes interdisciplinary collaboration; and is a synthesis of population based prevention with individual-level clinical care.” (Jefferey Koplan et al. (2009).
According to the WHO, Interprofessional education (IPE) “occurs when students from 2 or more professions learn about, from, and with each other.” It has been suggested that to be a genuinely interprofessional education experience such interaction requires purposeful integration and collaboration among the disciplines, whether in an educational or practice environment.
Collaboration is a term commonly used in research, clinical practice, and health professions education. There are collaborations in almost every aspect of health, such as patient advocacy and health care collaboratives, collaborative learning, interprofessional collaboration in practice and in education, health care value collaborations, business collaborations, collaborative efforts in research and funding. Collaborative practice in health-care occurs when multiple 0\health workers from different professional backgrounds provide comprehensive services in a team approach by working with patients, their families, careers and communities to deliver the highest quality of care across settings.