Rush University
Dr. Sarah Ailey is a professor in the Department of Community, Systems, and Mental Health Nursing at Rush University, Chicago. Her research and scholarly practice focus on improving the lives of people with disabilities, in particular intellectual disabilities, by translating research into practice within community and inpatient hospital settings. She is Principal Investigator for the Partnering with Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities to Transform Health Outcomes (PATH-PWIDD) Program, funded by the Administration for Community Living, and also for the Steps to Effective Problem-solving (STEPS) program in group homes, funded by an R01 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) experience health disparities and inadequate healthcare due partially to lack of knowledge about IDD among healthcare professionals. The Partnering to Transform Health Outcomes with Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (PATH-PWIDD) Consortium, funded by the Administration for Community Living, is developing and integrating high-impact inclusive curricular materials and strategies into community-academic interprofessional partnerships to improve access to healthcare and the health outcomes of people with IDD.The PATH-PWIDD…