Child and Maternal Health Roundtable: Priorities for Interventions

8 March 2012
Melbourne

Some 40 people attended the Roundtable, including representatives from the Aboriginal community controlled health sector, government agencies, universities and research institutes. The discussions led to the development of a set of strategies and recommendations to address the key issues and knowledge ‘gaps’ identified by the Roundtable, grouped by the following themes:

  • Theme 1: Using data to inform interventions, develop collaborations and improve health outcomes.
  • Theme 2: Adopting a causal pathway approach to improving the health and educational outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
  • Theme 3: Perinatal health – use of alcohol, tobacco and other substances and their impact on child development.
  • Theme 4: Parental education and improved outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal and child health.
Report
Presentations
IntroductionAn Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternal and Child Health Research in Australia PDF [293kB]
Associate Professor Roz Walker, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and The University of Western Australia
Theme 1

The power of data: data – policy – practice PDF [1.5MB]
Associate Professor Jane Freemantle, The University of Melbourne

Theme 2Adopting a causal pathways approach to improving the health and educational outcomes of Indigenous children PDF [921kB]
Professor Sven Silburn, Menzies School of Health Research
Theme 3Alcohol, tobacco and cannabis – and their impact on child development PDF [203kB]
Dr Megan Passey, University of Sydney
 
Reference group
  • Roz Walker (Coordinator)
    Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and The University of Western Australia
  • Kathleen Clapham
    Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong
  • Lisa Shipley
    The University of Newcastle
  • Jennifer Reith
    University of Western Sydney
  • Rhonda Marriot (Facilitator)
    Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, Murdoch University, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and The University of Western Australia
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We would like to acknowledge the CAGES Foundation support for this body of work.

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Created: 30 August 2012 - Updated: 10 December 2014