MGH Institute of Health Professions Office of Continuing and Professional Development Awarded Joint Accreditation® Provider Status

November 10, 2020
Joint Accreditation

The MGH Institute of Health Professions Office of Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) has officially been awarded Joint Accreditation® provider status by the Joint Accreditation Interprofessional Continuing Education organization. 

A collaboration of national accreditors in medicine, pharmacy, and nursing, Joint Accreditation advances health care education that is created by an interprofessional team for an interprofessional team. 

Joint Accreditation is a national public recognition of a continuing education (CE) provider’s demonstration of a proven educational commitment to improving team-based interprofessional knowledge and skills that support the health and wellness of patients and clients. The award is an indication of a provider’s interprofessional values as shown by their standards in creating learning that supports the entire health care team.

Continuing education providers who receive joint accreditation must submit to a rigorous program review and course audit of their program portfolio. The CPD team collated data from two years of uniprofessional and interprofessional CE offerings to demonstrate their breadth of learner engagement, learning outcomes, and learners’ intentions to change that result from CPD’s numerous courses.

CPD is now able to provide interprofessional CE credit, as well as CE credit for nursing professionals, physicians, physician assistants, psychologists, pharmacists, and social workers through the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). This expands the Institute’s existing ability to offer CE credits for speech-language pathologists through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

The MGH Institute is now the only academic degree-granting organization in Massachusetts to be awarded joint accreditation status, a reflection of the values of interprofessional learning that infuses the organization.

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Ongoing programs offered by the MGH Institute include our innovative Leading Across Professions workshop, Human Trafficking Resource and Training Academy, Nurse Leaders: Raising Your Leadership Impact 6-month program, and Closing the Literacy Gap workshop, as well as the self-paced online Telehealth Foundations Course and an ongoing webinar series on pressing issues and topics in health care and literacy education. 

To learn about any of these programs and to join our community visit our Office of Continuing and Professional Development website.

To partner with us to support your staff and team’s continuing education needs email us directly and we'll be in touch!