Identifying Best Practices in Interprofessional Education (IPE)
The EPP CAN identifies and reviews best practices for integrating IDD content into interprofessional education, professional practice, and health care policy. The CAN has studied work from institutions across the country, including Georgetown University School of Medicine, Oklahoma Self-Advocacy Network, Cizik School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Williams College, University of Illinois Chicago School of Dentistry, and Rush University.
Patient Voices Program at Temple University
The “Patient Voices Program” was presented by Dr. Sue Kilroy, Director of the Nursing Simulation Lab at Temple University, College of Public Health. Project partners include Dr. Blase Brown (UIC College of Dentistry), Beth Marks (UIC Department of Disability and Human Development,) and Bridget Brown (actress and standardized patient). This project originated at the Schwartz Simulation Lab at UIC College of Nursing. Her bio can be found on the Temple University website. (Recorded October, 2023.)
Interdisciplinary Healthcare Education at Quinnipiac University
Dr. Kimberley Hartmann, Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Healthcare Education and a professor of occupational therapy at Quinnipiac University, presented on their interprofessional program. The program includes several components, including collaborations with other institutions with healthcare programs not offered at QU, two student-led high school educational programs for youth with IDD—one for youth seeking to live and work independently after graduation and one for youth seeking to go to college—and sessions with people with IDD who are paid to serve as clients. Her bio can be found on the Quinnipiac University website. (Recorded September, 2023.)
Virtual Interprofessional Simulation Experience
Suzanne C. Smeltzer, Ed.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN, and Bette Mariani, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN, Villanova University, presented “Virtual Interprofessional Simulation,” an overview of the pilot project completed in partnership with St. Joseph’s University. (Recorded May, 2023)
Advanced Interprofessional E-Service Learning Experiences (AISLE)
Sarah Ailey, Ph.D., RN, PHNA-BC, CNE, CDDN, FAAN, Janice Odiaga, DNP, CPNP, and Amelia Bucek, MPH presented “Advanced Interprofessional E-Services Learning Experiences (AISLE) A Pathway to Excellence in Collaborative Practice with Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)” (Recorded March, 2023)
The Evolution of the IPE Curriculum at the University of Illinois Chicago
Mary T. Keehn, PT, DPT, MHPE, presented “The Evolution of the IPE Curriculum at the University of Illinois Chicago – Addressing the Needs of a Wide Range of Learners.” Dr. Keehn is the Asst. Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Practice and Education and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the University of Illinois Chicago. (Recorded September, 2022)
Beyond Access and Inclusion: Belonging in Healthcare for People with IDD
Drs. Jane Tobias and Wendy Ross presented “Beyond Access and Inclusion: Belonging in Healthcare for People with IDD.” (Recorded July, 2022)
IPE and Collaborative Practice Activities at Case Western Reserve University
Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE and founding associate provost at Case Western Reserve University, presented an overview of the Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Activities at CWRU. (Recorded May, 2022)
CLiA-Connecting Curriculum & Campus to Community
Paula Consolini, Ph.D., and Isabel Arvelo presented on experiential learning, community engagement, and team-based work at the Center for Learning in Action (CLiA) at Williams College. (Recorded March, 2022)
Imperative Undergraduate IPEducation: Nursing Care for People with Disabilities
Allison P. Edwards, DrPH, MS, RN, CNE of the Cizik School of Nursing at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston presented “Imperative Undergraduate IPEducation: Nursing Care for People with Disabilities.” (Recorded January, 2022)
Interprofessional Education at UIC College of Dentistry
Blase Brown, DDS, MS, presented on Interprofessional Education at the University of Illinois – Chicago College of Dentistry. (Recorded September, 2021)
Innovations to Virtual Pedagogy: Translation from Classroom Learning to Community-Based Engagement and Research
Kim Bullock, MD, FAAFP, John DiBello, MS, and Meghan Chin, MS2 from Georgetown University School of Medicine presented “Innovations to Virtual Pedagogy: Translation from Classroom Learning to Community-Based Engagement and Research.” (Recorded July, 2021)
Self-Advocates/Family Advocates as Medical Educators (SAME/FAME)
Dee Banta, Oklahoma Self-Advocate Network (OKSAN), and Ellen Banister, Center for Learning and Leadership/ Oklahoma’s UCEDD at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), discuss the role of self-advocates and family advocates as medical educators. (Recorded November, 2021)
The Curriculum in IDD Healthcare
Craig Escude, MD, FAAFP, President of IntellectAbility, presented “The Curriculum in IDD Healthcare: Teaching the Fundamentals of IDD Healthcare Every Clinician Should Know.” (Recorded November, 2021)
Co-Chairs: Beth Marks, Ph.D., RN, FAAN & Suzanne C. Smeltzer, RN, EdD, ANEF, FAAN
Christina Neill Bowen, MSW, LICSW
Kim Bullock, MD, FAAFP
Blase P. Brown, DDS, M.S.
Priya Chandan, MD, MPH, Ph.D.
Lauren Clark, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Maryellen Daston, Ph.D.
Melissa L Desroches, Ph.D., RN, CNE
Allison P Edwards, DrPH, M.S., RN, CNE
David Ervin, BSc, M.A., FAAIDD
Craig Escude, MD, FAAFP FAADM
Kathleen Fisher, Ph.D., CRNP
Valerie Gruss, Ph.D., APRN, CNP-BC, FAAN
Joan Earle Hahn, Ph.D. GCNS-BC, GNP-BC, CNL, CDDN
Constance Harrington, M.A.
Krista Jones, DNP, MSN, RN, PHNA-BC
Mary T. Keehn
Susan Kilroy, RN, MSN
Michael J. Koronkowski, PharmD, BCGP
Ronald Lucchino, Ph.D.
Bette Mariani, Ph.D., RN, ANEF, FAAN
Jennifer Mendez, Ph.D.
Sara North PT, DPT, M.Ed.
Suzen X. Riley
Carole Schwartz, M.S., OTR
Nancy Spector, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Kelly P. Strickland, MSN, RN
Sara Struwe, MPA