Access for All Advisory Group established
With one in five people living with a disability in Australia, reducing the barriers to accessing mainstream health services is a priority for reducing health inequities.
CheckUP is excited that the Access for All project is now well underway.
Access for All is a three-year project, funded under the NDIA’s Information Linkages and Capacity Building - Mainstream Capacity Building Program, that aims to stimulate and encourage practice change in the delivery of mainstream health services in regional, rural and remote Queensland by providing online training and quality improvement resources that address barriers faced by people with a disability.
After receiving this funding in April 2020, CheckUP put an 'Expressions of Interest' call-out for an Advisory Group. Following a great response, the Advisory Group was established with 14 people from diverse backgrounds.
Representation within the group comprises key healthcare stakeholders, disability advocacy organisations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability, consumers with a disability and carers of people with a disability.
The Access for All Advisory Groups’ first meeting was in late June. Dr Dinesh Palipana from Doctor’s with Disabilities (click here to open their website in a new window) agreed to Chair the group for the first 12 months of the project.
Going forward, the group will continue to meet monthly and provide ongoing advice on project deliverables.
Learn more about Access for All
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For further information about the Access for All project, please contact Alison Berigan, Senior Project Officer at CheckUP, via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0429 449 270.