Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2020 - 2024
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Actions that will be implemented over the next four years to improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of Wellbeing SA.
The establishment of Wellbeing SA in January 2020 as a new Government Agency, is an exciting step towards a significant and renewed focus on prevention in South Australia. Wellbeing SA has a long-term vision to create a balanced health and wellbeing system that supports improved physical, mental and social wellbeing for all South Australians.
Wellbeing SA will lead innovative system change to embed prevention across the life course and disease continuum, to improve physical, mental and social wellbeing and reduce the preventable burden of disease. Using a population health approach, Wellbeing SA will lead community-wide action on the determinants and risk factors of good health and wellbeing and models for care in the community.
Wellbeing SA has three Directorates.
The Prevention and Population Health Directorate works to build better health outcomes and avoid or defer the onset of preventable disease and disabilities using population data and best-practice to develop evidence-based prevention and health promotion strategies.
The Integrated Care Systems Directorate works across the health system to build innovative, evidence informed and integrated care and partnerships to deliver improved health outcomes for South Australians.
The Mental Health and Wellbeing Directorate works to strengthen and support the mental health and wellbeing of South Australians. It also supports the three Mental Health Commissioners in their work to implement the South Australian Mental Health Strategic Plan 2017-2022.
Implementation of the Wellbeing SA Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) 2020 – 2024 is an opportunity for Wellbeing SA to acknowledge and reflect on the challenges often experienced by people with disability in the work environment and work towards a workforce that better reflects the diversity of the South Australian community.
Wellbeing SA has approximately 120 staff. Wellbeing SA provides equal employment opportunities to people living with disability and have zero tolerance for any form of discrimination. Wellbeing SA staff are committed to reducing the barriers that prevent full participation in our workforce for people with disability.
Wellbeing SA complies with the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 and Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and actively supports the South Australian Public Sector Disability Employment Strategy 2020-2023 (PDF 542KB).