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Saint Louis University Center for Interprofessional Education and Research

The mission of the Saint Louis University Center for Interprofessional Education and Research (CIER) is to develop a health care workforce that is prepared to practice and teach effective team-based care and interprofessional collaborative practice by integrating research-inspired, high-value, humanistic care.

To accomplish this mission, the CIER collaborates across the health professions schools, residency programs and clinical practices to:

  • Prepare health professions graduates and health care providers for interprofessional patient-centered, collaborative practice.
  • Advance the practice of effective and efficient interprofessional team-based care to improve individual patient and population health outcomes.
  • Advance research and scholarly activity of interprofessional education and collaborative practice. 

Effective team-based care and interprofessional collaboration are essential to reliable, high-quality care and outcomes and accomplishing the quadruple aim:

  • Improved individual patient care and outcomes
  • Improved patient population and community health
  • Improved high-value, cost-effective care
  • Improved provider and care-team wellbeing