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The ODHA has compiled this list of resources that new graduates as well as experienced dental hygienists can access to increase their knowledge base on interprofessional collaboration resources.


Canadian Interprofessional Heath Collaborative (CIHC)

The CiHC national hub for interprofessional education, collaboration in healthcare practice, and patient-centred care.  You can access it here.

CDHO Interprofessional Collaboration Guideline

All health care professionals must strive to understand, appreciate and respect the roles that they each play in improving a patient’s/client’s health and well being. This document is intended as a guide to help dental hygienists work effectively and collaboratively with members of health care teams. Click here to read more.

Common barriers to interprofessional healthcare team work

This resource lists barriers faced by organizations, teams, individuals, and independent providers in interprofessional collaboration, and solutions to overcome them. Click here to read more.

Faculty Toolkit, Interprofessional Oral Health Faculty Toolkit for Primary Care Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery Programs

Oral Health Nursing Education & Practice (OHNEP) has developed an Interprofessional Oral Health Faculty Toolkit to integrate oral health and primary care practice. Although this toolkit is aimed at Nurse Practitioners and Midwifery, dental hygienists and dental hygiene educators may find this resource of value. Click here for the toolkit.

Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice

This highlights the current status of interprofessional collaboration around the world, identifies the mechanisms that shape successful collaborative teamwork and outlines a series of action items that policy-makers can apply within their local health system. Click here to read more.

Healthcare Provider’s Practice Toolkit (September, 2010). The EnHANCE Ontario Project. Toronto, ON. HealthForceOntario.

This document provides an overview of IPC. Click here to access.

HealthForceOntario, Resources

This page lists provincial and national associations/societies and regulatory colleges that provide additional information for the regulated health professionals. Click here to read more.

Interprofessional Care Competency Framework And Team Assessment Toolkit.

This toolkit provides the basis for supporting, educating and coaching teams to evolve into Interprofessional practice. Also provides self/team assessment tools for each of the IPC domains. Click here to access the toolkit.

Interprofessional Collaboration (IPC) eTool, Frequently Asked Questions, Federation of Health Regulatory Colleges of Ontario

This FAQ provides answers to frequently asked questions that arise in interprofessional collaboration. Click here to access it.

Journal of Interprofessional Care

The Journal offers both pay-to-view and open access articles on interprofessional collaboration. Click here to read more.

Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education (JRIPE)

This is an open access journal on interprofessional collaboration. Click here to access it.

A National Interprofessional Competency Framework, Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative

This document describes an approach to competencies that can guide interprofessional education and collaborative practice for all professions in a variety of contexts. Click here to read more.

Ryerson University Interprofessional Online

This set of online learning modules is intended to support student learning about interprofessional collaboration and collaborative practice. Click here to access it.

Transforming Whole Person through Interprofessional Medical-Dental Collaboration Symposium

This site contains presentations, recordings and reading materials from the symposium. Click here to access it.

Working Together to Manage Diabetes: A Toolkit for Pharmacy, Podiatry, Optometry, and Dentistry (PPOD)

The PPOD Toolkit shows PPOD practitioners how they can work with each other, as well as with all other members of the health care team, such as primary health care providers, physician assistants, nurse educators, and community health workers, to promote better outcomes for people with diabetes. Click here to access the toolkit.