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Disability and Health

Project Summary

This program of work is related to improving health outcomes for people with disability, with a focus on people living in rural communities.

Our Investigators

  • Dr Jodie Bailie

Collaborators

Dr Bailie holds a dual position with UCRH and the Centre for Disability Research and Policy. She serves as a Senior Research Fellow on an NHMRC-funded Synergy Grant focused on enhancing mental health outcomes for young people with disability. This collaborative research grant is led by the University of Melbourne.

Status/timing

Current

What does the Project do?

This program of research is varied and includes a variety of methodological approaches.

What type of project/study?

This is not just one research study, but rather a collection of projects. These projects aim to: 

  • enhance access to primary care for people with intellectual disability
  • identify barriers and facilitators to implementing preventive health assessments in general practice for people with intellectual disability
  • ensure people with disability are not overlooked or neglected during disasters
  • enhance mental health outcomes for young people with disabilities