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 Resources

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.

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.

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

Down syndrome and dementia, a guide for families
Down Syndrome and Dementia: A Guide for Families
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Down syndrome and Mental Health guide
The cover of the Tips for GPs on Prenatal Screening guide
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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Click here for Health resources in the Resource Hub

Community Inclusion Toolkit: Health

Down Syndrome Australia have developed a Community Inclusion Health Toolkit. These resources provide evidence-based advice for 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.

Heath Toolkit of resources
Click here for the Health Toolkit

Health and Down syndrome

Video – Health and Down syndrome