22 Aug, 2012 Last updated: 05 Jan, 2015

A podcast of VicHealth's 'Disabilities and health inequalities in Australia' research summary is now available to download. It highlights the findings of the research summary published in 2012.

Download:

Resource 1: Disability and health inequalities in Australia research summary (432KB)
Resource 2: Disability and health inequalities in Australia research summary (86KB)
Resource 3: Download our podcast on disability and health inequalities in Australia (7.93MB)
Resource 4: People with a disability - A plan (784KB)
Resource 5: People with a disability - Your health (2.16MB)
Resource 6: Enabling health: Taking action to improve the health of people with a disability

This research summary defines disability and provides an overview of information regarding the health of people with disabilities and the underlying social determinants, using the population-based data that is available.

VicHealth’s Strategy and Business Plan 2009–2013 identifies people with a disability as a priority population group for efforts to reduce health inequalities. As a follow-up to this research summary, VicHealth has developed a framework and evidence-based resource which will provide information to policy-makers and practitioners that will help facilitate partnerships, engage in advocacy and take action to reduce the health inequalities experienced by people with disabilities.