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Golisano Fellowship Inaugural Fellow Jane Tobias Presents for the Health Matters Program

December 14, 2022

Dr. Jane Tobias, an inaugural Golisano Fellow, presented her fellowship project for the HealthMatters Program in December.

Dr. Tobias is an  Assistant Professor at the Jefferson College of Nursing, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA. She is currently on the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Executive Board as an at-large member, where she continues to advocate for children and their families and support the advancement of pediatric nurse practitioners in their careers.

This presentation is on Beyond Access and Inclusion: Belonging in Healthcare for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This project focuses on creating an intellectual and developmental disability-friendly healthcare initiative in an academic medical center to address healthcare gaps. 

The HealthMatters Program aims to improve the health of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The program is a collaboration between the University of Illinois at Chicago and six states (Alaska, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, and North Carolina) to increase access to research, education and training, service learning, and evaluation tools.