Health

Our resources for health professionals provide evidenced-based advice to health professionals to better understand how to support people with Down syndrome within the health system.
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Health

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.

Health Ambassadors

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.

Find out more about the Health Ambassadors
Get in touch with the Health Ambassadors

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 Department of Health Information Line. Telephone: 1800 020 080 or Website: COVID-19 vaccine enquiries

Health Resources

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.

Down syndrome Health Screening Tool
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Down syndrome and Mental Health guide
Down syndrome and dementia, a guide for families
Down Syndrome and Dementia: A Guide
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Tips for GPs on Prenatal Screening

Resource Hub

See the full range of health resources for people with Down syndrome, families and professionals in our Resource Hub.

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Find our Health resources in the Resource Hub

Community Inclusion Toolkit: Health

Our Community Inclusion Health Toolkit is an extensive kit of evidence-based resources to enable health professionals to support people with Down syndrome in the health system.

Resources have also been developed for people with Down syndrome and their families to be informed about hospital stays, building relationships with GPs and decision making.

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Go to the Health Toolkit

Health and Down syndrome

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