Healthy Discussions: Supporting people with disability to make and communicate health decisions, is a two and a half year project funded by an Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (Mainstream Capacity Building) Grant from the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
The aim of the project is to improve the way that health practitioners communicate with people with disability and to improve their understanding of disability
The voice of people with lived experience of disability is at the heart of the Healthy Discussions project.
Everyone has the right to play an active role in making decisions about their own health and to receive the support they need to do so. By providing health practitioners with a set of practical communication and engagement skills, knowledge and expertise, the project aims to ensure practitioners are confident in supporting patients with disability to make informed decisions about their own health.
Read the Experiences of ABI and Inclusion report: Reflections on inclusion drawn from lived experience, that was included at the Disability Royal Commission as part of OPA's submissions.
Watch OPA's HealthCARE Conversations video (below), aimed at improving communication between health practitioners and people with disability.