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Intellectual Disability

Vision:To provide effective and efficient health care for people with intellectual disability (PwID) by strengthening the skills of GPs and other health professionals, and improving system integration.

Project GROW is a CESPHN service enhancing the role of primary care providers to meet the complex health needs of people with intellectual disability. This project is a component of the National Roadmap for Improving the Health of People with Intellectual Disability.  

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Our team are ready to upskill and support primary care to providers on intellectual disability health care.  Fill in this EOI to book an in-practice session or email us for more information. 

There are over 13,000 people in the Central and Eastern Sydney region with intellectual disability. 

Compared with the general population, people with intellectual disability experience: 

  • Over twice the rate of avoidable deaths 
  • More than twice the rate of emergency department and hospital admissions 
  • Hospital admissions costing twice as much. 
  • Higher rates of physical and mental health conditions 
  • Lower rates of preventative healthcare