CPEA builds dialogue between healthcare professionals and patients to help move from current practice to better, and ultimately, best practices.
Clinical and Patient Educators Association, a not-for-profit organization under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code, was founded in 2010 for the purpose of developing quality, innovative education for healthcare practitioners and the patient communities they serve. Because of its mission and public charity status, CPEA is qualified to receive tax deductible grants and donations under the Internal Revenue Code.
CPEA identified a need for designing education aimed at addressing practice gaps among primary and specialty care practitioners and healthcare information knowledge gaps within their respective patient populations. CPEA’s education programs are designed to improve practitioner diagnosis and treatment competence, as well as help patients enjoy healthier and happier lives after being diagnosed with a disease or other health-related issue.
In 2015, CPEA expanded its offerings in healthcare education through its acquisition of Ultimate Medical Academy (UMA), which became a subsidiary organization of CPEA. Founded in 1994, UMA is a dynamic educational institution committed to equipping and empowering students to excel in healthcare careers by providing a learning experience that maximizes value for students in a professional, supportive and ethical environment. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and has helped thousands of graduates launch healthcare careers across the United States.
CPEA partners with quality organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education and accredited approvers selected by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
CPEA also works with adult and adolescent learning experts, as well as professional patient education societies, to design and implement effective patient education initiatives that improve knowledge, promote better communication with practitioners and lead to better healthcare outcomes.