Involving children and young people in health decision making

Thursday 27 May 2021

Online webinar via WebEx

The Canberra Health Literacy Network presented a webinar for anyone who is interested in involving children or young people in decisions about their health and care.   It covered:

  • Practical strategies to involve children and young people in decisions
  • How to hear from children and young people about the quality of their care.

This is essential information for health professionals, and for parents, carers and young people.


  • Elizabeth Harnett, Chief Executive Officer – Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare
  • Hugo Taheny – Down Syndrome Australia Health Ambassador and his parents, Louise and John.
  • Natalie Graham – Health Program Manager, Down Syndrome Australia
  • Shannon Kolak – Executive Officer, ACT Down Syndrome

You can find a recording of the webinar on YouTube here and a copy of Lizzy Harnett’s slides from the presentation here.

You can find out more about the resources mentioned by both Lizzie and Natalie on their websites:

You can access the Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) My Health Matters folder mention by Natalie on their website. My Health Matters is an Easy Read folder created to improve communication between people with an intellectual disability and their healthcare providers.

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Last Updated on 3 June, 2021.

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Last Updated on 3 June, 2021.