The Indian Interprofessional Education Network

A collaborative initiative of Manipal-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education (M-FIILIPE) 
with Academy of Health Professions Educators (AHPE), India
Interprofessional education and collaborative practice can play a significant role in mitigating many of the challenges faced by health systems around the world. The Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice is the product of the WHO Study Group that offers strategies and ideas that will help health policy makers implement the elements of interprofessional education and collaborative practice that will be most beneficial in their own jurisdiction. Following the principles enunciated in the framework, the intent of this initiative is to build the Indian Interprofessional Education and Practice Network (IndIPEN) in collaboration with the Academy of Health Professions Educators (AHPE), a group of like-minded health professionals who have keen interest in the development and advancement of health professions education in India. 

To provide national leadership in moving all health providers, teams and organizations towards improved interprofessional collaboration in health professional education and healthcare practice. 

Health and social care workers, collaborating to improve the health of all Indians.

Thrust Areas:

Knowledge Exchange

Capacity Building

Role Modelling

To drive knowledge production, exchange and application so that every health provider has the opportunity and obligation to learn how to work successfully in an interprofessional collaborative setting.        


To identify opportunities to provide expert advice, support or resources to organizations or groups implementing interprofessional collaborative working or learning environments.

To build the IndIPEN as a model of interprofessional collaborative approaches within and among academic, professional, health service and patient organizations, and their associated sectors.








Research & Evaluation

To develop and promote strategic partnerships with organizations that can introduce and integrate interprofessional collaboration within their own operations.

To promote cooperative and coordinated approaches to interprofessional curriculum development and reform that ensures interprofessional education as a requirement in all health and human service education and continuing education programs.

To work with policymakers and researchers to develop a research and evaluation agenda that answers key questions and clearly corroborates the benefits of interprofessional education and collaborative practices on health system improvement.

  • To create awareness and significance about interprofessional education and practice in Indian context.
  • To stimulate networking of interprofessional education and practice across academic institutions, healthcare delivery systems, professional, academic and patient organizations in India.
  • To share promising practices in interprofessional education, collaboration and practice within the region.
  • To advance interprofessional collaboration across the healthcare system.
  • To advance research in all aspects of interprofessional education and practice.
  • To promote, demonstrate and advocate for, the benefits of Interprofessional Education (IPE) / Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPC).