QDN is working with Mater Research on the EASY Health Program funded by the Independent Linkages in the Community (ILC) Mainstream Capacity Building (MCB) in Health Grant round.
EASY-Health is a qualitative research pilot programme that works with people with intellectual or developmental disability (IDD), their carers and health service staff to understand and enhance their experience in the healthcare setting.
The programme will use qualitative data to produce resources and education materials that will improve experience and outcomes for people with IDD accessing mainstream healthcare and then evaluate this health service innovation.
The intended outcomes of the MCB activities are:
- increased understanding of disability and inclusion by mainstream health service personnel
- improved inclusive, relevant, high quality health services
- improved individual attitudes and service culture in the health service system