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Canberra Disability Review: Call for Contributions - Due 10th November 2017

The What, Why and How of disability and health

Contributions are being accepted for the Spring/Summer edition of The Canberra Disability Review.

This edition of the Review will focus on disability and health.  Article 25 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities guarantees our right to health and that we have access to the same range, quality and standard of free or affordable health care and programmes as other persons. Yet people with disability consistently report poorer health outcomes.  For instance, the National People with Disability and Carers Council’s Shut Out report in 2010 also gave a sobering account of the exclusion of disabled people from primary and tertiary healthcare including comorbidity arising from a lack of access to yearly check-ups and health screenings. Seven years later the National Disability Strategy reports very little sustained and meaningful improvement in our access to health care.   

This edition of The Canberra Disability Review will ask:

•    WHAT are the experiences of people with disability in accessing preventative, primary and tertiary health services?
•    WHY are people with disability locked out of parts of the health system or experiencing poor health?
•    HOW can we make a change?  

You can submit an op ed, a vox pop, a short essay or artwork. The journal is a space for both short and longer contributions so there is no specified word count but pieces may be edited.

Advertising is also welcome – please contact us to discuss rates.  

Copy deadline: COB Friday 10 November 2017.

Images & logos: high quality if possible (>200dpi) JPEG, EPS, PDF or PSD format.

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Craig Wallace

Editor, The Canberra Disability Review
A production of People With Disabilities ACT