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Outstanding Interprofessional Practice Award

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics' Outstanding Interprofessional Practice Award recognizes an individual who participates in interprofessional practice teams and has demonstrated exemplary collaborative practice. The award acknowledges inter-collaborative practice geared towards improving nutrition, health care, knowledge, awareness and/or behavior. The initiatives must demonstrate a relationship between interprofessional practice and outcomes.


  1. An RDN/NDTR and a member of the Academy for at least the past 5 consecutive years.
  2. An RDN/NDTR involved in interprofessional practice within a work setting delivering services as a nutrition expert. (Interprofessional teaching clinics offering services to real patients are within the scope of this award; however, interprofessional education simulations are not within the scope.)
  3. Interprofessional practice has occurred over the past 2 years.
  4. The team(s) must have an interprofessional composition with representatives from two or more health professions.
  5. The outcomes of the work advance the Academy's mission and vision.

Scoring Criteria

  1. Interprofessional practice that demonstrates leadership, vision and a relationship between interprofessional practice and outcomes. (60 points total)
    • Demonstrates leadership, vision and passion for collaborative practice. (15 points)
    • Impact of interprofessional practice on quality of patient care and/or the community, including measurable achievements in practice and/or community health outcomes. (30 points)
    • Outcomes of the work advance the Academy’s mission and vision. (15 points)
  2. Interprofessional practice that reflects on the (IPEC) Competencies: (40 points total)
    • Values/Ethics: works with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values. (10 points)
    • Roles/Responsibilities: uses the knowledge of one's role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations. (10 points)
    • Interprofessional Communication: communicates with patients, families, communities and professionals in health and other fields responsively and responsibly, supporting a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease. (10 points)
    • Teams and Teamwork: applies relationship-building values and principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver and evaluate patient/population-centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective and equitable. (10 points)

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