Sarah Ailey
Rush University College of Nursing
Sarah H. Ailey PhD RN FAAN is a Professor of Nursing at Rush University in Chicago, IL. She is the Principal Investigator for the PATH-PWIDD (Partnering to Transform Health Outcomes with Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) Program (, funded through a 5-year grant from the Administration for Community Living and of the NIH-funded Steps to Effective Problem-solving program. She is the immediate past President of the Alliance for Disability in Health Care Education ( Dr. Ailey is a member of the ADA Task Force and co-chairs the Adults with Intellectuals and Developmental Disabilities Committee at Rush University Medical Center.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background: The Partnering to Transform Health Outcomes with Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (PATH-PWIDD) Program, funded by the Administration for Community Living, is a workforce development program aimed at improving the education of healthcare professional students in the health and healthcare of persons with IDD through implementation of high-impact interprofessional curricular materials and practice experiences at our five core partner institutions. Design: The Collective Impact Model is our organizing framework and we are guided conceptually by the approach of Participatory…