Radboud Summer School – Intellectual Disability and Health: Reducing Inequity
People with intellectual disabilities (ID) experience significant health disparities that can be related to both biological and environmental factors. While healthcare for people with ID used to be delivered through inpatient services, nowadays people with ID use mainstream health services.
Health and well-being of people with ID is still notably lacking in professional’s training and research investment. Improving knowledge and awareness on these health related priority areas offers considerable opportunities for the advancement of population health and the realization of basic human rights.
This course offers a concise introduction in ID health needs and how research and practice can help reduce inequities.