April is National Interprofessional Healthcare Month

“National Interprofessional Health Care Month”
Whereas, quality health care is in the public’s interest for maintenance of
 independence, productivity, happiness, overall welfare and well-being of society.
 Whereas, quality health care is provided collaboratively by professionals of multiple
 disciplines dependent upon the health needs of the public at large.
 Whereas, primary health care begins with health promotion, wellness, and the
 prevention of the very diseases and health problems that require treatment from
 various healthcare professionals.
 Whereas, the complexity and breadth of health promotion, illness prevention and
 quality health care benefits from the diverse knowledge and skills of a range of health
 care professionals.
 Whereas, health care clinicians collaborating in an interprofessional team model of
 service enhances not only coordination, but safe, effective and high quality health
 Therefore, the National Academies of Practice proclaim
 the month of April as
“National Interprofessional Health Care Month.”

NAP declared April as Interprofessional Healthcare Month at the 2016 Forum in Baltimore, Maryland.

Michelle Troseth, MSN, RN, FNAP, FAAN, NAP President-Elect, Satya Verma, OD, FAAO, FNAP, Diplomate, NAP President, and Malcom Cox, MD and Co-Chair of the Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professions Education of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine.