NDIS - Access for All

CheckUP is pleased to announce the Access for All online training course is now available!  The self-paced course can be completed in short 15-20 minute module sittings, and takes approximately two to two and a half hours to complete from start to finish.  A workbook is included to assist learners to implement practical changes in their workplace to increase access to health care for people with disabilities.

Click on the link to sign up and begin: Access for All: Disability Awareness for Mainstream Health Providers

 

Access for All: Disability Awareness for Mainstream Health Providers:

  • Increases awareness and provides strategies to overcome barriers people with disabilities experience accessing mainstream health care.
  • Provides resources to assist mainstream health providers improve the accessibility and inclusivity of the health services they provide.
  • Assists health providers understand their legislative obligations to provide accessible and inclusive care to all people.
  • Is suitable for mainstream health professionals and health administration staff.
  • CPD points available for most professions.
  • Supports health accreditation standards.

For the 4.4 million Australians with lived experience of disability, there are many barriers to accessing mainstream health services:

  • physical environment
  • cost of care
  • lack of health professional and administration staff knowledge and confidence working with people with disabilities
  • Attitudinal barriers, bias and assumptions by health providers
  • patient factors (including cultural and linguistic barriers)
  • lengthy waiting times for appointments

For those living in regional, rural and remote Queensland communities, these challenges are often compounded by the lack of visiting services, travel times and distances and a lack of coordinated and continuous care.

 

Access for All project is a three year (2020-2023) funded project under the NDIA’s Information Linkages and Capacity Building - Mainstream Capacity Building Program, to stimulate and encourage practice change in the delivery of mainstream health services in regional, rural and remote Queensland.

 

The Access for All Advisory Group, comprising of consumers and health professionals with a lived experience of disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers with a lived experience of disability, mainstream health professionals, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, Disability Advocates and CheckUP staff is providing advice and guidance for the project.


Want to know more or to be involved?  Contact Alison Berigan, Senior Project Officer at aberigan@checkup.org.au.