Sustainable development goals for speech-language pathology education and practice

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Millar, CaraJane C ORCID: 0000-0002-5936-9908, Carey, Lindsay B ORCID: 0000-0003-1120-7798 and James, Deborah ORCID: 0000-0003-0154-7318 (2020) Sustainable development goals for speech-language pathology education and practice. In: Asia Pacific Education Collaboration in Speech Language Pathology Forum, 25 May 2020, Online. (Submitted)


“Invite the world to dream”. That is what the United Nations (UN) did in 2012 for establishing the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) under the banner “The World We Want”. Three years later, the UN General Assembly agreed upon 17 SDGs, under the overarching principle of “leaving no one behind”. Ten of the 17 goals relate to health, with SDG 3 being ‘to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’, which is regarded as the ultimate purpose of the global health system post-2015 era. This paper relates to the extant challenges of how speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can contribute to the global-call of achieving SDG 3, and the intercept when teaching speech-language pathology and public health. We invite the APEC-SLP community to contemplate the global SDG framework so as to apply it to local contexts by (i) deepening SLP understanding of SDG3 and (ii) increasing the awareness of the intercept between public health and speech-language pathology, preparing the future SLPs to work in the contemporary health system globally

Item type Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1702 Cognitive Science
Current > Division/Research > College of Health and Biomedicine
Keywords United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Speech language pathology, SLPs, Speech language pathologists
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