Disability Health Network

The Disability Health Network aims to improve health outcomes for people with disability by enabling consumers, families and carers, health professionals, hospitals, health services and the WA Department of Health to engage and collaborate effectively to facilitate health policy and increased coordination of care across the State.

Network lead and membership

The Network is led by Jenny Campbell and Fiona Payne. They are supported by an Executive Advisory Group of representatives from the Department of Communities – Disability Services, , Health Service Providers, Mental Health Commission, non-government organisations, general practice, research, consumers, and carers.

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WA Disability Health Framework 2015 - 2025

The WA Disability Health Framework will help health services to consider disability issues when developing policy and designing services, which will lead to improved health outcomes for people with disability.

The Framework was developed by the Disability Health Network using a consultative approach.

  • WA Disability Health Framework 2015–2025 (PDF 963KB)
  • WA Disability Health Framework Easy Read (PDF KB) - Coming Soon
  • WA Disability Health Framework Companion Resource (PDF 952KB)

Framework Resources

Consumer and carer perspectives on the WA health system

Models of care and resources

Health Networks develops models of care, frameworks and guidelines to provide a cohesive and consistent plan for health care across WA. Implementation of these resources occurs in partnership with the Health Service Providers and other organisations involved in health care.

  • Disability Health Core Capabilities Resource Consultation Forum – Summary Report (PDF 316KB) | (Word 178KB)
  • Care Coordination for People with Disability: Outcomes of a survey of Disability and Health service providers (PDF 527KB) | (Word 477KB)
  • Disability Health Café Summary Report (PDF 1.47MB) | (Word 4MB)
  • Diability Liaison Officer Pilot Project


Health Networks

Address: 189 Royal Street East Perth
Phone: 9222 0200
Email: HealthPolicy@health.wa.gov.au

Last reviewed: 11-08-2017
Last updated: 04-09-2017
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