Interact Australia is committed to community participation and social inclusion for people with a disability. Interact embraces social justice principles and works within the social model of health framework which informs and guides the organisation’s approach and service provision.
Interact views health in a holistic manner and has adopted the World Health Organisation (WHO) definition of health:
“Health is a state of complete, physical, social and mental well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (World Health Organisation, 1986).
Interact strives to positively influence community health and well being through collaborations and partnerships with a wide range of sectors and communities and through adopting a variety of interventions and capacity building strategies.
Interact believes that people with disabilities have the same human rights as all members of the community and the organisation is committed to services that advance inclusion and participation and strategies that assist them achieve their individual goals and aspirations.