Partnering to Transform Health Outcomes with Persons with IDD (PATH-PWIDD)


ICI is collaborating with several organizations on this project, which was developed to improve health and healthcare for persons with IDD by improving education received by students and professionals in medicine, nursing, and other healthcare fields. The project will meet this goal by designing, implementing, and disseminating an interprofessional education and practice program to be integrated into existing courses across disciplines. The project ​uses the Collective Impact Model, a social change process that emphasizes collaboration among stakeholders, including advocates with IDD, family members, support people and caregivers, healthcare education and practice leaders, community organizations, and financial experts.

ICI's first task on this project will be an environmental scan of existing curriculum and other training materials developed for healthcare professionals to work more effectively with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). ICI staff will then use that information to run Participatory Planning and Decision Making groups with people with IDD, their family members and healthcare professionals to identify gaps in healthcare professional training related to serving people with IDD. ICI will also assist with the evaluation of the newly-developed curriculum materials for healthcare professionals and of the project as a whole.

Brian H Abery, Renata Ticha
Brian H Abery, Renata Ticha
Administration on Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Subcontract from
Rush University Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center
St. John Fisher University
University of Illinois at Chicago, HealthMatters Program
Villanova University, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing


Brian H Abery :: Senior Research Associate

Renata Ticha :: Senior Research Associate


  • Health and safety
    • Health and wellness
    • Healthcare
  • Specific disability
    • Intellectual/developmental disability (IDD)