Get Wise About Your Health: Supporting people with intellectual disability to be health savvy
Get Wise About Your Health is an EIT Health funded citizen engagement project and has been developed as a solution to promote the knowledge and confidence of individuals with intellectual disability about managing their own health. Get Wise is a digital health education platform, which has been co-created and co-developed by people with intellectual disability, together with researchers from Trinity College Dublin and Erasmus MC in the Netherlands. The course is aimed at individuals with intellectual disability to learn more about keeping healthy. The first module is ‘Get Wise About Visiting the Doctor’ which will provide the learner with experiences on how to prepare, what to expect and how to get the best out of the experience. The second module is ‘Get Wise About Your Bone Health’ which provides the learner with useful hints and tips on how to keep their bones healthy. The material is delivered using reasonable adjustments and easy read. Due to COVID-19, initial data collection plans were no longer feasible and all data collection was moved to online interviews. Click here to read more about Get Wise.