Dying for Change: Improving the health and wellbeing of people with intellectual disability
Ian Potter Lecture Theatre, Kenneth Myer Building, 30 Royal Parade Parkville VIC 3052Map
If you have an intellectual disability in Australia, you are likely to die 25 years earlier than someone in the general population. And you are twice as likely to die from an avoidable cause. Australia has committed to ensuring “persons with disabilities have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health”. Yet there has been very little progress towards this goal.
At this special edition seminar, we hear from international and local experts including people with intellectual disability on how public health evidence can affect social change and what we can do to make a difference.
- Professor Chris Hatton, Professor of Public Health and Disability, Lancaster University
- Dr George Julian, Campaign manager for JusticeforLB and Visiting Fellow at London School of Economics
Ms Judy Huett, Advocate, Speak Out Advocacy Tasmania
- Chair: Professor Anne Kavanagh, Academic Director, Melbourne Disability Institute and Chair in Disability and Health, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Do you have a question for the panel? Please email your question to us before Monday 12 November so someone can respond at the event: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the conversation #DyingforChange
- The venue is wheelchair accessible
- The event will be captioned and there will be Auslan interpreters
- The event will not be live streamed however it will be recorded and posted to the website
- Please contact us if you have specific access requirements.
Who should attend?
- People with intellectual disability, family members, supporters
- Health, disability, social and human services policy makers, researchers and academics
- Health professionals and community workers
- Advocates and campaigners
- Disability service providers
- Members of the general public
Presented by Melbourne Disability Institute