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Pilot Projects

The IDD Health Equity project is looking for healthcare education providers interested in transforming the quality of healthcare for individuals with IDD. If you are engaged in pre-health professional education or professional development for healthcare workers, explore our recent pilot projects to learn more about our educational resources.

The IDD Health Equity education materials and practice opportunities are suitable for a wide range of settings for health professional education programs. Our interprofessional learning activities have been piloted at several universities, programs, and organizations, including Special Olympics International. To learn more about integrating this content into your existing program, please get in touch with us at

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Inclusive Health Fundamentals

A flexible core curriculum that can be used by organizations working in IDD health, integrated into academic credit-bearing courses, or incorporated into a service learning project. The Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing, in coll…

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Virtual Interprofessional Simulation Experience with People with IDD as Standardized Patients

Villanova University Pilot Project A senior-level undergraduate practicum bringing students majoring in health professions together with individuals with IDD and their caregivers to support health promotion and home health in the community. Interprof…

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Advanced Interprofessional E-Service Learning Experience with People with IDD (AISLE)

Rush University Pilot Project In a service learning course, interprofessional student teams collaborate with individuals with IDD, their caregivers, and staff from a local community-based organization during a series of telehealth sessions. Interprof…

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Interprofessional Medical Simulations with People with IDD as Standardized Patients

University of Illinois-Chicago Pilot An interactive program where pharmacy, nursing, and dentistry students work with individuals with IDD serving as standardized patients in outpatient primary care simulations. The College of Nursing, College of Den…

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