Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework : baseline indicator data for Australians aged 18-64 years / Nicola Fortune and Rebecca Peters (Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health)
Contributor(s): Peters, RebeccaPublisher: Melbourne, Vic. : Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health, The University of Melbourne, 2022Description: 82 p. : ill. PDFSubject(s): Disabled | Disability | Health | Wellbeing | Equality | Disadvantaged GroupsOnline Resources: DOWNLOAD PDF
This report presents the first national data using the Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework and Indicators developed by the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health (CRE-DH). The Monitoring Framework provides a comprehensive structure for measuring and reporting inequalities between people with and without disability in relation to health and the social determinants of health. ‘Social determinants of health’ are the upstream factors that affect health through the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age, and which are, in turn, shaped by political, social, and economic forces.1 They include factors such as socioeconomic status, social exclusion, housing, education and employment. This first report, a major output for the CRE-DH, paints a picture of disability-related inequalities in Australia using the most recent available data, and serves as a baseline for measuring change over time. In the Monitoring Framework, indicators are grouped into 19 ‘domains’, which are grouped under three broad ‘elements’ – Health, Social determinants of health, and the Service system. For example, the Social determinants of health element includes the Employment domain. Indicators in the Employment domain include the percentage of adults who are employed, the youth unemployment rate, and the percentage of people who have experienced discrimination in finding work. Baseline indicator data are presented for people aged 18 to 64 years with disability, making comparisons with people without disability where data are available. Indicator data are disaggregated by gender (female/male). Where possible, data are also reported for the subgroup of people with ‘severe disability’. The focus of the report is on the inequalities revealed by comparisons between people with and without disability. In most domains, outcomes for people with disability tend to be less positive than for those without disability in terms of health status, the social determinants of health, and access to services. Among people with severe disability, inequalities are even more apparent. This report was prepared by Nicola Fortune and Rebecca Peters, with input from Hannah Badland, Eric Emerson, Gwynnyth Llewellyn, and Roger Stancliffe. Valuable review was provided by Zoe Aitken, Samia Badji, George Disney, Anne Kavanagh, and Dennis Petrie.