Addressing health inequities through co-curricular interprofessional education: A secondary analysis scoping review

Pamela Recto, Janna Lesser, Moshtagh R. Farokhi, Jeff Lacy, Irene Chapa, Sean Garcia, Michael A Geelhoed, Le'Keisha K. Johnson, Melanie Stone, Heidi Worabo, Joseph A. Zorek

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This secondary analysis scoping review sought to examine co-curricular IPE activities with a focus on health inequity content. A search was conducted in MEDLINE/PubMed, Academic Search Complete, CINAHL, ERIC, and Scopus databases. A total of 49 articles were included. We found that 19 of the 49 articles implemented orientation and/or trainings in health inequity issues as a component of the co-curricular IPE activity, and nine articles included patient and community outcomes. Given the importance of the social determinants of health and health inequity, the inclusion of patient and student outcomes is promising in moving forward the goals and objectives of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) to show the positive impact of interprofessional collaboration on patient health. While IPE has been suggested as a mechanism to improve interprofessional collaboration, more evidence is required linking interprofessional collaboration to improved health outcomes and health inequity in vulnerable populations. As IPEC reviews and updates the IPEC core competency framework, we recommend considering the inclusion of health inequity content as a vital component.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100549
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Education and Practice
StatePublished - Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Co-curricular
  • Health inequity
  • Interprofessional education
  • Scoping review
  • Social determinants of health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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