ACT Health commits to interprofessional collaboration and learning to deliver high quality health care in the ACT.
Interprofessional collaboration involves health workers from different professional backgrounds working together with patients, families, carers and communities to deliver health care.
Interprofessional learning is achieved when two or more health professionals learn with, from and about each other to improve health outcomes.
There is growing awareness and recognition of interprofessional collaboration and learning. The World Health Organisation supports this practice and has developed a Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice.
ACT Health has a policy that outlines its commitment to interprofessional learning, education and practice. The ACT Health Inter-professional Learning, Education and Practice Policy is for all health professionals who work directly and/or indirectly in patient and family care within ACT Health.
For more information about interprofessional learning and collaboration at ACT Health, please contact the ACT Health Interprofessional Learning Coordinator, at ChiefAlliedHealth Office@act.gov.au or by phone (02) 6205 0893. >