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This activity was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care, the Academic Council of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Academic Council of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the Aetna Foundation, the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Board of Pediatrics, the American College of Nurse-Midwives, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Dental Education Association, the American Medical Association, the American Occupational Therapy Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Society for Nutrition, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, the Association of Schools of the Allied Health Professions, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, Atlantic Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, China Medical Board, Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders, the European Forum for Primary Care, Ghent University, the John A. Hartford Foundation, the John E. Fogarty International Center, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, the National Academies of Practice, the National Association of Social Workers, the National Board for Certified Counselors and Affiliates, Inc., the National League for Nursing, the National Organization of Associate Degree Nursing, the Physician Assistant Education Association, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and the Veterans Health Administration. The views presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the activity.

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Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2013. Interprofessional education for collaboration: Learning how to improve health from interprofessional models across the continuum of education to practice: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.



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