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We’re developing a healthcare workforce better equipped to care for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

IDD Health Equity is the web and social identity for the Partnering to Transform Health Outcomes for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (PATH-PWIDD) project.

The PATH-PWIDD project is a national, cross-sector consortium of advocates, health care providers, community-based workers, leaders in health care workforce education, policy experts, and academics. The consortium’s goals are to develop and integrate high-impact and inclusive learning activities into an interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum, ultimately developing a more competent healthcare workforce better equipped to care for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

PATH-PWIDD is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.

Who We Are

Advocates, experts, and educators who are committed to changing the way professionals are educated about IDD health care.

Core Partners

The Core Partners developed the proposal to the Administration for Community Living (ACL). Core Partner institutions are engaged in piloting and evaluating the interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum and protocols developed during the project.

Steering Committee

This collaborative group expands interprofessional representation and provides insight, oversight, and leadership. The Steering Committee works closely with the Consortium Action Networks (CANs), the working groups of the project.

Action Networks

The Consortium Action Networks (CANs) are the working groups of the project. The CANs advise on the following areas for the PATH-PWIDD grant: 1) Education, Practice, and Policy, 2) Measurement, Evaluation, and Outcomes, and 3) Communication.

Advocate Advisors

Advocates with lived experience of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) are included in all aspects of the work of the project and serve on the project’s Action Networks and Steering Committee, and the Advocate Advisory Committee.

Institutional Partners

Institutional partners are the foundation for the work of the project. These institutions and their related programs collaborate to transform health outcomes for individuals with IDD.