In May 2021, some details of the 12.7 million investments to improve the health and care of people with an intellectual disability were announced. AADDM has been a pivotal player in advocacy for investment in these areas.
The investment included:
- $6.7 million for Annual Health Assessments (AHAs)
- $1.4 million for scoping and co-design of a National Centre of Excellence in Intellectual Disability Health
- $4.6 million for intellectual disability health curriculum development
These initiatives in the 2021-22 Budget build on the investment of $6.6 million over four years (from 2020-21) for the development of the Primary Care Enhancement Program (PCEP) for people with intellectual disability.