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Article 25 of the United Nations convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities confers the right to “the highest attainable state of health.” However, disabled people often have poorer health compared to non-disabled people. For example:
There are ways that services can help improve the physical health of disabled people. For example:
The resource A helping hand for highest attainable health outlines some of the ways services can get involved in improving the physical health of disabled people.