The France Foundation Receives Interprofessional Joint Accreditation for the Healthcare Team

OLD LYME, CT  AUGUST 15, 2022 — Stacy Miller, President of The France Foundation (TFF), is pleased to announce that The France Foundation, based in Old Lyme, CT, has been accredited as a provider of interprofessional continuing education (IPCE) by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Jointly Accredited ProviderIPCE is the gold standard for continuing education for physicians, pharmacists, and nurses—and also includes physician assistants, psychologists, optometrists, dentists, dietitians, athletic trainers, and social workers, among other professionals. Jointly Accredited providers certify that educational activities have been planned by and for the healthcare team. IPCE accreditation seeks to assure health professionals and the public that continuing education activities provided by TFF meet the high standards of the Criteria for Accreditation and the Standards for Integrity and Independence of the Joint Accreditation Agency, the ACCME, the ACPE and the ANCC. The aforementioned accreditors rigorously evaluate the overall CE programs of institutions according to standards adopted by all sponsoring organizations of the Joint Accreditation Agency.

According to national continuing education advisor, Steven Passin, President of Steve Passin & Associates, “The France Foundation’s inclusion into the ranks of organizations that are jointly accredited places them among those medical educators that have demonstrated the highest levels of educational acumen based on quality and patient safety parameters consistent with identified needs of the healthcare team.”

TFF is pleased to be among the organizations in the United States and throughout the world, including major medical schools, national medical associations, hospitals, and other medical education organizations that have been awarded this accreditation status.

In announcing this achievement to the TFF staff and other stakeholders, Jas Chahal, Accreditation and Outcomes Manager for TFF, said, “This acknowledgement of TFF’s performance-in-practice further empowers our core educational mission “to implement high-quality, innovative educational initiatives that enhance the knowledge, skills/strategy, and performance of the healthcare team that will ultimately improve the quality of care for patients.”

For more information about TFF’s CE program, please contact Dr. Jas Chahal at (860) 598-2332: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About The France Foundation
Since its founding in 1999, TFF has been at the forefront of planning, developing, and implementing multidisciplinary accredited medical education. TFF specializes in innovative education that continually combines the latest in the understanding of adult learning principles with creative program designs that improve providers’ knowledge, competence, and practical performance, with the objective of ultimately improving the care that clinicians provide. TFF has also been an early proponent of collaborations, with multiple medical centers, hospitals, medical societies, and other health organizations to develop and deliver innovative educational experiences.

In addition to receiving multiple awards from the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp), including the 2021 Excellence in Educational Design award. TFF has presented and published outcomes in both educational and clinical settings. TFF staff have also led sessions at recent ACEhp Conferences, CBI Independent Medical Education and Grants Summits, the ACCME Conference, and CMEPalooza webcasts. The France Foundation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Smithbucklin.

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