Yakima Valley Interprofessional Practice & Education Collaborative
The Yakima Valley Interprofessional Practice & Education Collaborative (YVIPEC) is a unique collaborative built among multiple universities and health professions training programs.
The participating institutions and programs in the YVIPEC are:
- Central Washington University
- Food Science, Nutrition, and Dietetics
- Heritage University
- Physician Assistant
- Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
- Osteopathic Medicine
- Washington State University
- State of Washington Allied Health Center of Excellence
The fact that five separate entities have come together to promote interprofessional practice and education, with a strong commitment to provide leadership and significant support in terms of administrative, faculty, and student resources, is truly remarkable. Together, as the YVIPEC, our mission is to promote the highest quality of health care through creating a culture of inclusive and collaborative interprofessional education, scholarship, and practice. Our vision is to model transformative healthcare delivery through interprofessional practice and education resulting in healthier communities. We look forward to being a part of the ongoing dialogue to advance collaborative care for the health and wellness of the people we serve and our communities.