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How can access to mental health services be improved for people with disabilities?

Health
Recommendations
Integrate disability inclusion into mental health care systems and interventions
Provide reasonable accommodations so that mental health services and interventions are accessible to people with disabilities
Train mental health care workers to deliver services for people with disabilities.
Improve the identification of mental health difficulties among people with disabilities
Engage people with disabilities in the design and implementation of mental health policies and services.
Conduct research on ‘what works’ to promote access to mental health services

What works to improve mental health for parents of children with disabilities?

Health
Recommendations
Focus on increasing access to training interventions to alleviate psychological stress in carers.
Provide better access to respite care to reduce the burden on family members as well as acute services as the only source of meaningful support.
Develop contextually-appropriate and culturally-sensitive interventions that take account of the carers’ socio-economic settings.
Train local community workers and other parents with children with disabilities using community resources to provide parent training and support interventions.
Focus on developing a good quality evidence base from LMICs to determine what works to improve the mental health outcomes of carers of children with disabilities.

What are the core principles that should be considered in the development of policies and programmes related to persons with disabilities in LMICs?

Cross-cutting
Health
Livelihood & Social Protection
Recommendations
Enhance disability inclusion by reducing or eliminating the barriers and/or providing additional required measures to facilitate participation and inclusion.
Align national policies and programmes on disability with the UNCRPD framework.
Take a collaborative approach to realising the rights of persons with disabilities, and invest in capacity development to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda of ‘Leave no one behind.’
Recognise the influence of intersectionality, and adopt a twin-track approach to promoting disability-inclusive development in all areas including education, health, employment, and social activities.
Improve and harmonise data collection to inform appropriate programme design and implementation as well as evaluate the impact of policies and programmes, using standardised approaches that allow disaggregated data by disability status.
Further develop the evidence base to inform and guide policy making.

How can we overcome barriers to accessing rehabilitation for persons with disabilities in LMIC?

Livelihood & Social Protection
Health
Recommendations
Use updated WHO guidance to strengthen and better integrate rehabilitation services into health systems
Build the capacity of an indigenous rehabilitation workforce to better meet population rehabilitation needs
Identify context-relevant approaches to tackle key barriers to accessing rehabilitation among people with disabilities in LMICs
Collect, strengthen and share evidence on what works to improve access to rehabilitation for people with disabilities

What are the most effective strategies for strengthening health systems for disability inclusive development?

Health
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Disaggregate evidence on what works in health system strengthening by disability status
Produce more rigorous evidence on what works in strengthening disability-focused services
Integrate relevant CBR activities, and Rehabilitation Services into general health policy and sector strengthening activities
Involve people with disabilities in participatory governance of health systems at all levels

¿Cuáles son las consideraciones claves para incluir a las personas con discapacidades en los programas para la promoción de la higiene de la pandemia del COVID-19?

COVID-19
Health
Recommendations
Recomendación #1: Los diseñadores del programa deben realizar una revisión rápida de los desafíos relacionados con WASH (agua, saneamiento e higiene) que experimentan las personas con discapacidades y sus cuidadores durante el COVID-19.
Recomendación #2: La inclusión de la discapacidad debe ser una consideración clave al diseñar programas de respuesta al COVID-19, y las medidas de inclusión deben contar con todos los recursos necesarios.
Recomendación #3: Las personas con todo tipo de discapacidades deben participar en todas las etapas de programación sobre COVID-19, desde la planificación hasta la evaluación.
Recomendación #4: Se debe brindar asistencia a las personas con discapacidad y cuidadores para que puedan llevar a cabo las medidas preventivas y de protección del COVID-19.
Recomendación #5: Todas las instalaciones y servicios de WASH, y ejecución del programa COVID-19 deben diseñarse teniendo en cuenta la accesibilidad y la inclusión.
Recomendación #6: Es necesario aplicar una perspectiva de género a las respuestas WASH COVID-19 para que sean inclusivas
Recomendación #7: Capacitar a los profesionales de WASH y trabajadores de la salud en WASH que incluya a las personas con discapacidad.
Recomendación #8: Aprender de otras epidemias y documentar las experiencias para informar a los programas y políticas para que incluyan la discapacidad.

How can we ensure the safety and wellbeing of children with disabilities during humanitarian crises?

Health
Cross-cutting
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Recommendation #1: Improve data collection & registration for children with disabilities in humanitarian settings
Recommendation #2: Incorporate an inclusive & multi-faceted MHPSS approach to support a continuum of wellbeing
Recommendation #3: Actively encourage the contribution of children with disabilities towards disability-inclusive disaster risk reduction & child protection mechanisms
Recommendation #4: Improve coordination and planning to improve access to basic needs & safety
Recommendation #5: Strengthen education in emergency settings for children with disabilities to better cope and respond to crises

¿Cómo apoyar la salud mental y el bienestar durante la pandemia del COVID-19?

Health
COVID-19
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Recomendación #1: Un enfoque multisectorial es necesario para afrontar los problemas de salud mental
Recomendación #2: La provisión de servicio debe ser sostenible y realizable.
Recomendación #3: Las intervenciones deben de ajustarse a la situación actual basándose en la evidencia existente y evaluando enfoques innovadores.
Recomendación #4: Más investigación es requerida para identificar cuál la provisión de servicios más adecuada y eficaz.
Recomendación #5: Fortalecer las estrategias de comunicación y la entrega de información para apoyar el bienestar de todos.

How can the health of people with disabilities in humanitarian camps be supported during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Health
COVID-19
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
Learn from prior research on barriers faced by people with disabilities in humanitarian camps, to inform an inclusive COVID-19 response
Ensure the continuity of basic and specialised services for people with disabilities in camps.
Women and children with disabilities need specific consideration during the COVID-19 response in camps.
Mainstream recommendations for the containment of COVID-19 in camps need to be adapted to be disability inclusive.
A targeted approach “targeted shielding”, could ensure that people with disabilities are specifically catered for in containment measures.

What do we know about how to support mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic from past infectious disease epidemics?

COVID-19
Health
Equity Depth Local Relevance Feasibility
Recommendations
A multi-sectoral approach is needed to address mental health issues
Service provision needs to be sustainable and feasible
Interventions must be adapted to meet the constantly changing demands of a novel health crisis
Need for rigorous research on appropriate and effective service provision
Strong communication campaigns are essential to support wellbeing and reduce disinformation