Improve health in people with intellectual disability

People with intellectual or developmental disability experience one of the most substantial health gaps of any population group in Australia. The health inequalities experienced by this group are stark and include high rates of multi-morbidity, early onset of frailty, premature deaths, and double the proportion of potentially avoidable deaths compared to the general population. So stark is this issue that The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (DRC) reported: “the evidence justifies the Royal Commission finding that people with cognitive disability have been and continue to be subject to systemic neglect in the Australian health system. We make that finding”.

 

Our work at 3DN is urgent- it has been pivotal in exposing this health gap in Australia, and we are working very hard to ensure the highest attainable standard of health and wellbeing for people with intellectual or developmental disability. We ask you to consider being an important part of our work by giving your donation, which will support projects of direct benefit to people with disability.

 

Together, we can improve health policy, practice and outcomes for people with intellectual or developmental disability and their supporters.

 
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At 3DN we work hard towards our goal: "the highest attainable standard of mental health and wellbeing for people with an intellectual or developmental disability". Established in 2009 by Professor Julian Trollor, 3DN’s work contributes substantially to improving intellectual and developmental disability health care, including that provided for autistic people. We build capacity through teaching, training, health promotion, development of educational resources and the conduct of other professional activities. We conduct research with high translational benefit to people with disability, and the disability and health sectors. We provide consultancy of the highest standard, including: providing clinical consultations, sharing expertise and advice, engaging in advocacy and making detailed contributions to policy and legislative reviews.

 

We have a dedicated staff, each with their own skills and enthusiasm for our work. We have a collaborative and energetic way of working. We adhere to our Guiding Principles, and we strive to uphold the right of people with an intellectual or developmental disability to the highest attainable standard of health and mental health care.

 

Thank you for your interest in our work. We hope that you are stimulated by the range of projects you see, and the dedication and productivity of our staff. Further information can be obtained by visiting our website https://www.3dn.unsw.edu.au/.

Contact Us

 

Ruby Pradhan
Development Officer, Medicine
UNSW Division of External Engagement
E: r.pradhan@unsw.edu.au