People with intellectual disability are a minority group who face stark health inequalities. In particular, people with intellectual disability have higher rates of physical and mental illness compared to the general population but experience various barriers to accessing and participating in health services.
This Portal has been developed by the Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) with funding from the New South Wales (NSW) Ministry of Health. The tool aims to support local health districts and specialty health networks across NSW to understand and respond to the health needs of people with an intellectual disability in their area.
This interactive data portal uses the results of the linkage of multiple service systems data (‘big data’) to develop a regional profile of the demographics, health profile, health service use, and associated costs for people with an intellectual disability. While the linkage is retrospective, it identifies people with intellectual disability across NSW at a population level, and allows the development of a clear picture of the health and service needs of this group.
Through the use of this Portal, local health districts will be able to compare health related data on people with intellectual disability in their area with people with intellectual disability across NSW and all people in NSW. Specialty health networks will be able compare the health-related data of people with intellectual disability who access their network compared to people with intellectual disability (age matched) across NSW.
To access the Portal you need to request nomination or be nominated by the Chief Executive within your local health district/specialty health network. See the FAQ page for more information.
Please contact 3DN at IDhealthdataportal@unsw.edu.au for assistance to access the Portal.