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Achieving better health for people with intellectual disability: the power of policy

  • Rory Sheehan (a1), Yona Lunsky (a2) and Angela Hassiotis (a3)
Summary

People with intellectual disability have high mental and physical healthcare needs, which must be addressed on individual, local and national levels. Policy interventions informed by research and stakeholder views and extending beyond a focus on health are needed to reduce inequities in this group.

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Correspondence: Rory Sheehan, Division of Psychiatry, University College London, Maple House, 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, WIT 7NF. Email: r.sheehan@ucl.ac.uk
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Achieving better health for people with intellectual disability: the power of policy

  • Rory Sheehan (a1), Yona Lunsky (a2) and Angela Hassiotis (a3)
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