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Get in touch with Project Manager, Kathryn Woods at any time on 0419 431 223 or via email at myhealthmycommunication@dareds.com.au

Get in touch with Project Manager, Kathryn Woods at any time on 0419 431 223 or via email at myhealthmycommunication@dareds.com.au.

Get in touch with Project Manager, Kathryn Woods at any time on
0419 431 223
or via email at
myhealthmycommunication
@dareds.com.au
.

My Health My Communication

Almost 60% of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have severe communication limitations. This group experiences a large gap in their health outcomes compared to patients who do not have a disability.

This project is about working together to improve communication between health staff and people with intellectual disability, autism, acquired brain injury, and Down syndrome through updating current systems and providing resources, training, and advocacy.

My Health My Communication

Almost 60% of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have severe communication limitations. They may not understand the processes they go through when receiving health treatment.

Our project aims to improve health communication for staff and people with intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, autism or Down syndrome through updating current systems and providing resources, training, and advocacy.

My Health My Communication

Almost 60% of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have severe communication limitations. They may not understand the processes they go through when receiving health treatment.

Our project aims to improve health communication for staff and people with intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, autism or Down syndrome through updating current systems and providing resources, training, and advocacy.

About

In the 2018 Census, 286,000 Australians identified as having intellectual and development disabilities. Almost 60% of people with intellectual disability have severe communication limitations. As a result, many people with disability may not understand the admission, treatment or discharge process when requiring health treatment.

When communication breaks down, there is a great risk of harm to patients with disability, staff, other patients, and the general public when a patient does not follow their health treatment, or when their behaviours escalate due to distress. Improved communication can remove many of the barriers to optimal health treatment and can minimise distress significantly, leading to a substantial reduction of risk.

The project aims to develop communication strategies so people with intellectual disability, autism, Down syndrome and acquired brain injury have positive interactions and experiences of communication with health staff.

We aim for people with disabilities to be more involved in decisions about their care, including decisions regarding discharge, staff answering questions in an understandable way and staff listening.

About

In the 2018 Census, 286,000 Australians identified as having intellectual and development disabilities. Almost 60% of people with intellectual disability have severe communication limitations. As a result, many people with disability may not understand the admission, treatment or discharge process when requiring health treatment.

When communication breaks down, there is a great risk of harm to patients with disability, staff, other patients, and the general public when a patient does not follow their health treatment, or when their behaviours escalate due to distress. Improved communication can remove many of the barriers to optimal health treatment and can minimise distress significantly, leading to a substantial reduction of risk.

The project aims to develop communication strategies so people with intellectual disability, autism, Down syndrome and acquired brain injury have positive interactions and experiences of communication with health staff.

We aim for people with disabilities to be more involved in decisions about their care, including decisions regarding discharge, staff answering questions in an understandable way and staff listening.

About

In the 2018 Census, 286,000 Australians identified as having intellectual and development disabilities. Almost 60% of people with intellectual disability have severe communication limitations. As a result, many people with disability may not understand the admission, treatment or discharge process when requiring health treatment.

When communication breaks down, there is a great risk of harm to patients with disability, staff, other patients, and the general public when a patient does not follow their health treatment, or when their behaviours escalate due to distress. Improved communication can remove many of the barriers to optimal health treatment and can minimise distress significantly, leading to a substantial reduction of risk.

The project aims to develop communication strategies so people with intellectual disability, autism, Down syndrome and acquired brain injury have positive interactions and experiences of communication with health staff.

We aim for people with disabilities to be more involved in decisions about their care, including decisions regarding discharge, staff answering questions in an understandable way and staff listening.

News

Read about the latest updates from the project here.

News

Read about the latest updates from the project here.

Newsletter Update December 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter update from the My Health My Communication Project. A summary of what's inside: What has been completed Next steps Project working group COVID-19 easy read tools Holiday break information A great article about vaccinating DARE clients and staff Enjoy Reading here

Disability Consumer Council

Disability Consumer Council - Seeking Expressions of Interest Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) have launched expressions of interest to become part of their first ever Disability Consumer Council. The Disability Consumer Council is a new initiative aimed at helping people with disability have their say about improvements and changes in our hospitals and health centres. [...]

Project Update August 2021

Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, we continue to push ahead with this important My Health My Communication project. Below is a project update and an invitation to join us. Where are we up to? Over the past few months, the team have been evaluating the data we have collected from our interviews, surveys, and focus groups. [...]

Newsletter Update December 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter update from the My Health My Communication Project. A summary of what's inside: What has been completed Next steps Project working group COVID-19 easy read tools Holiday break information A great article about vaccinating DARE clients and staff Enjoy Reading here

Disability Consumer Council

Disability Consumer Council - Seeking Expressions of Interest Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) have launched expressions of interest to become part of their first ever Disability Consumer Council. The Disability Consumer Council is a new initiative aimed at helping people with disability have their say about improvements and changes in our hospitals and health centres. [...]

Project Update August 2021

Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, we continue to push ahead with this important My Health My Communication project. Below is a project update and an invitation to join us. Where are we up to? Over the past few months, the team have been evaluating the data we have collected from our interviews, surveys, and focus groups. [...]

News

Read about the latest updates from the project here.

News

Read about the latest updates from the project here.

Newsletter Update December 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter update from the My Health My Communication Project. A summary of what's inside: What has been completed Next steps Project working group COVID-19 easy read tools Holiday break information A great article about vaccinating DARE clients and staff Enjoy Reading here

Disability Consumer Council

Disability Consumer Council - Seeking Expressions of Interest Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) have launched expressions of interest to become part of their first ever Disability Consumer Council. The Disability Consumer Council is a new initiative aimed at helping people with disability have their say about improvements and changes in our hospitals and health centres. [...]

Project Update August 2021

Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, we continue to push ahead with this important My Health My Communication project. Below is a project update and an invitation to join us. Where are we up to? Over the past few months, the team have been evaluating the data we have collected from our interviews, surveys, and focus groups. [...]

Newsletter Update December 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter update from the My Health My Communication Project. A summary of what's inside: What has been completed Next steps Project working group COVID-19 easy read tools Holiday break information A great article about vaccinating DARE clients and staff Enjoy Reading here

Disability Consumer Council

Disability Consumer Council - Seeking Expressions of Interest Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) have launched expressions of interest to become part of their first ever Disability Consumer Council. The Disability Consumer Council is a new initiative aimed at helping people with disability have their say about improvements and changes in our hospitals and health centres. [...]

Project Update August 2021

Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, we continue to push ahead with this important My Health My Communication project. Below is a project update and an invitation to join us. Where are we up to? Over the past few months, the team have been evaluating the data we have collected from our interviews, surveys, and focus groups. [...]

News

Read about the latest updates from the project here.

News

Read about the latest updates from the project here.

Newsletter Update December 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter update from the My Health My Communication Project. A summary of what's inside: What has been completed Next steps Project working group COVID-19 easy read tools Holiday break information A great article about vaccinating DARE clients and staff Enjoy Reading here

Disability Consumer Council

Disability Consumer Council - Seeking Expressions of Interest Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) have launched expressions of interest to become part of their first ever Disability Consumer Council. The Disability Consumer Council is a new initiative aimed at helping people with disability have their say about improvements and changes in our hospitals and health centres. [...]

Project Update August 2021

Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, we continue to push ahead with this important My Health My Communication project. Below is a project update and an invitation to join us. Where are we up to? Over the past few months, the team have been evaluating the data we have collected from our interviews, surveys, and focus groups. [...]

Newsletter Update December 2021

Welcome to the latest newsletter update from the My Health My Communication Project. A summary of what's inside: What has been completed Next steps Project working group COVID-19 easy read tools Holiday break information A great article about vaccinating DARE clients and staff Enjoy Reading here

Disability Consumer Council

Disability Consumer Council - Seeking Expressions of Interest Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) have launched expressions of interest to become part of their first ever Disability Consumer Council. The Disability Consumer Council is a new initiative aimed at helping people with disability have their say about improvements and changes in our hospitals and health centres. [...]

Project Update August 2021

Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, we continue to push ahead with this important My Health My Communication project. Below is a project update and an invitation to join us. Where are we up to? Over the past few months, the team have been evaluating the data we have collected from our interviews, surveys, and focus groups. [...]

Get Involved!

If you would like to be involved in the project or have any questions, fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch.

You can get involved in the project at any time. This may include providing stories, allowing us to interview you, or just being placed on our email list to get regular updates.

Get Involved!

If you would like to be involved in the project or have any questions, fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch.

You can get involved in the project at any time. This may include providing stories, allowing us to interview you, or just being placed on our email list to get regular updates.

    Get Involved!

    If you would like to be involved in the project or have any questions, fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch.

    You can get involved in the project at any time. This may include providing stories, allowing us to interview you, or just being placed on our email list to get regular updates.