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Interprofessional Education Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning

Established in 2016, the Interprofessional Education Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (IPE) provides educational opportunities to graduate healthcare professionals who are ready to provide collaborative patient-centered care.

Our works develops students so that they can promote the triple aim of health care to:

  • Enhance patient experience
  • Improve the health of the community
  • Reduce the cost of health care

Mission Statement

To graduate healthcare professionals who are ready to provide collaborative patient-centered care and promote the triple aim of health care: Enhance patient experience, improve the health of the community, and reduce the cost of health care.

The California State University, Sacramento CHHS IPE Center will:

  • Evaluate the IPE curriculum outcomes across all healthcare related disciplines
  • Use research to measure the impact of IPE on student preparation and promote best practices in IPE education
  • Be a resource for health care programs at California State University, Sacramento that are attempting to meet new accreditation standards that now mandate inclusion of IPE
  • Promote incorporation of IPE curriculum across the college and university

CHHS IPE Center Program Outcomes

The California State University, Sacramento graduate will be prepared to join a collaborative health workforce, improve patient outcomes and will demonstrate:

  • An understanding of the roles and responsibilities of other health professionals.
  • An understanding of the role of ethics in the healthcare professions
  • How to work effectively in interprofessional teams
  • How to communicate effectively when collaborating with health professionals from other disciplines

Participant feedback

“…the opportunity to perform the swallow screening with nursing students rather than read about how to administer it was an invaluable learning experience for me. I now have the confidence to work with nurses in a collaborative team in patient care. Before this training, I presumed that nurses and SLPs have their own separate objectives; nursing is in one category, and SLP in another. After this training it is clear that our roles and responsibilities overlap in patient care. Both fields benefit greatly from the sharing of expertise and interprofessional communication; moreover, it is our patient who will benefit the most…”

“…The IPE [event] was a meaningful introduction to the team approach of todays' medical care setting. Seeing other team members as peers is important not only for communication between the team members but also for the well-being of our patients in the future…”

“The IPE training was a wonderful opportunity to expand on my knowledge of dysphasia. Collaborating with nursing students was a great way to put into practice what I have learned in class. It is crucial that all departments within Health and Human Services participate in training such as this, as there is much overlap in patient care. It is also vital that we recognize our individual roles so that we can provide the most comprehensive patient care…”


SAHA Health Center

Interprofessional Community Clinical Setting
Disciplines: Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Speech-Language Pathology
California State University Sacramento, California Northstate University, University of California Davis

NeuroService Alliance

On-campus community-based interprofessional program for persons with aphasia
Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration
California State University Sacramento

Activities and Events

Interprofessional Education: Pharmacology, Pain and Medication Effects

Interprofessional communication, ethical practice, understanding roles, and teamwork serve as the four key domains for clinical practice excellence. Engaging in interprofessional practice models reduce errors, improve satisfaction, and make healthcare more cost effective. This workshop will serve to bring together student professionals from speech language pathology, pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, and social work to problem solve common clinical case scenarios best addressed by an interprofessional team.

Saturday, April 1, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
California State University Sacramento
Folsom Hall, Rooms #1029-#1033

To RSVP or questions, please contact:
Dr. Darla K. Hagge Ph.D., CCC-SLP,
Co-Director, CSUS CHHS Interprofessional Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning

Amputee Clinic is All About Team Therapy

Interprofessional Health Students Give the Gift of Time to the Community

If interested in receiving faculty training for interprofessional education, please contact Drs. Noureddine or Hagge.

Upcoming accepted, scheduled presentations on IPE include:

Noureddine, N., Hagge, D., & Brady, D., (2017). Current Practices: Teaching Dysphagia Identification & Management to Nursing Students. An accepted podium presentation for the Sigma Theta Tau International 44th, Biennial Convention, 28 Oct. -1 Nov. 2017 in Indianapolis, IND.

Hagge, D., & Noureddine, N. (2017). Interprofessional Education: A pathway to meaningful outcomes for educating and training SLP students. Submitted Round Table Workshop for the International AphasiaAccess: An Alliance of Life Participation Providers in Orlando, FL.

Noureddine, N., Hagge, D., & Brady, D. (2017). The synergy of true interprofessional collaboration. An accepted podium presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau International Scientific Proposal Symposium, Indianapolis, IN.

Noureddine, N., Hagge, D., & Brady, D., (2017). Nurse Swallow Screening Curriculum in California. An accepted podium session at the Western Institute of Nursing’s (WIN) 50th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference, Denver Colorado.

Noureddine, N., Hagge, D., Brady, D., & Ofstad, W. (2017). The UCD InterprofessionalTeaching Scholars: Interprofessional Education and Team-Based Learning. An invited two hours presentation to the University of California Davis Interprofessional Teaching Scholars Program.

External Resources

California-Interprofessional Education Research Academy (CA-IPERA)

SAHA Community Center

NeuroService Alliance


Center Email

IPE Center Co-Directors

Nassrine Noureddine Ed.D, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Darla K. Hagge Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Interprofessional Education Simulation Coordinator

Debra Brady DNP, RN, CNS, Asssociate Professor, School of Nursing

Interprofessional Education Consultants

Robin Kennedy Ph.D., Professor, Division of Social Work