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WA Disability Health Framework 2015–2025

Government of Western Australia; Department of Health Country Resources Disability Strategies and Plans Western Australia 1 January 2015 Policy document

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The Framework provides direction for WA Health and its partners on policy development and service delivery to achieve improved health outcomes for people with disability. It outlines priority areas for improving the health outcomes of people of any age living with disability and encompasses the spectrum of diversity. This includes Aboriginal people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. It applies to a person over their life course; starting with child and family centred practice through to palliative care and end of life approaches.
The vision of the Framework is an inclusive Western Australian health system that empowers people with disability to enjoy the highest attainable standard of health and wellbeing throughout their life. In order to achieve this vision, the Framework provides goals and guiding principles for WA Health when developing policy, implementing services and making decisions regarding the provision of health care. The Framework presents four systemwide priority areas for action: understanding and recognition; health and wellbeing; workforce capability; inclusive health care.


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