Compared to non-disabled people, Australians with a disability have poorer health and experience greater levels of socio-economic disadvantage e.g. unemployment, housing insecurity, and social exclusion. Reducing these inequities could significantly improve the health of Australians with a disability. However, in Australia there is a lack of knowledge on how to target health and social policies which address the social determinants of health for people with a disability in order to reduce social and economic disadvantage.
SOURCE: Green, C. Dickinson, H. Carey, G. “Policy gaps in addressing social determinants of health for Australians with a disability.” Menzies Centre for Health Policy, The University of Sydney, 13 June 2019.
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