Access to appropriate care within hospitals and the general health system can be difficult for people with Down syndrome. It is essential to ensure that everyone has access to good quality health care and is supported to access information and make informed health decisions.
The DSA Health Ambassadors are a group of people with Down syndrome who inform others about how to communicate with and include people with Down syndrome in their health conversations.
Contact us to request one of the Health Ambassadors to speak at your workplace or education facility.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information
Our COVID-19 pages have information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) that may be helpful to people with Down syndrome and their families.
If you are concerned about your health or need the latest COVID-19 advice, you can contact the National COVID-19 Helpline (Department of Health).
Phone the Helpline on 1800 020 080
Make an online enquiry at COVID-19 vaccine enquiries.
Our resources for health professionals provide evidence-based advice on how to better understand how to support people with Down syndrome within the health system.
Our resources for people with Down syndrome and their families cover staying well, being informed about health care, decision making, and building relationships with GPs.
Find more in our Resource Hub
See the full range of health resources for people with Down syndrome, families and professionals in our Resource Hub.
Community Inclusion Toolkit: Health
Our Community Inclusion Health Toolkit is an extensive kit of evidence-based resources to support people with Down syndrome in the health system.
Resources for people with Down syndrome, families, and health professionals cover topics like staying healthy, making health decisions and building relationships with health care professionals.