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Access to Alcohol Programs? Liisa Jokela, The Finnish Blue Ribbon.

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Nfhk2011 liisa jokela parallel11

  1. 1. www.sininauhaliitto.fi Access to Alcohol Programs? Drugs, smoking and alcohol Nordic Public Health Conference 24–26 August 2011 Turku, Finland Liisa Jokela, Coordinator, The Finnish Blue Ribbon/VAPA
  2. 2. www.sininauhaliitto.fi
  3. 3. www.sininauhaliitto.fi Health Care for Everybody? -Accessibility is Quality- • The concept of disability – an individual or structural problem? • People with disabilities in substance abuse and mental health services in Finland • VAPA support services and multiprofessional network promoting equality
  4. 4. www.sininauhaliitto.fi Disability as a problem? - Mystique - Prejudice - Labelling - Participation? - Poverty? - Health inequities
  5. 5. www.sininauhaliitto.fi Handicapism • A person with disability uses his/her own disabilty as the cause of all problems • A person is approached as a disabled person by practitioner or others
  6. 6. www.sininauhaliitto.fi Societal structures are the problem?
  7. 7. www.sininauhaliitto.fi Survey of intoxicant-related cases in health and social services in Finland 2007 More than 12 000 intoxicant-related cases People with visual impairments 4% People with hearing impairments 2% People with physical disability 11% People with developmental disorder, neurological disorder or brain injury 12% More research is needed
  8. 8. www.sininauhaliitto.fi Preventive and Development Projects 1. Preventive Project in Intoxicant-Related Harms for People with Disabilities 1998–2000 The aim was to prevent intoxicant-related harms to disabled citizens by giving information to substance abusers, their families and disability services personnel 2. Development Project in Substance Abuse Services for People with Disabilities 2001–2004 The collaboration project created cooperation by 19 different disability associations and substance abuse service providers
  9. 9. www.sininauhaliitto.fi VAPA continues today VAPA was launched by the Finnish Blue Ribbon in 2005. The work is funded by Finland’s Slot Machine Association. Action points: 1. Promoting cooperation in substance abuse, mental health and disability service sectors 2. Advocating recognition and attitudes towards disability 3. Promoting access to information on intoxicant-related issues for people with disabilities
  10. 10. www.sininauhaliitto.fi VAPA models • Training • Intoxicant-free disability rehabilitation • Substance abuse strategy planning model • Cooperation network • Accessibility
  11. 11. www.sininauhaliitto.fi
  12. 12. www.sininauhaliitto.fi Nothing about us without us www.vapa.info Thank you!

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