About NAP

Distinguished professionals advancing interprofessional healthcare by fostering collaboration and advocating policies in the best interest of individuals and communities.

National Academies of Practice will lead and exemplify interprofessional healthcare that promotes and preserves health and well-being.

The lowest level of "working together" is parallel practice where each professional makes his or her own decisions and operates in a silo. A middle level of "working together" would be individual practitioners making independent decisions about a patient and then consulting/communicating with the primary caregiver. A higher model of interprofessional healthcare refers to a form of practice wherein healthcare professionals from different disciplines and professions make up a team that makes a unified decision about a patient's care facilitated by regular face-to-face meetings. NAP strives towards this higher model of care.

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