The Lowitja Institute National Roundtable on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Maternal Health Research: Priorities for Interventions was held in Melbourne on 8 March 2012.
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.
|An Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternal and Child Health Research in Australia||Introduction||Associate Professor Roz Walker, Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and The University of Western Australia|
|The power of data: data – policy – practice||Theme 1||Associate Professor Jane Freemantle, The University of Melbourne|
|Adopting a causal pathways approach to improving the health and educational outcomes of Indigenous children||Theme 2||Professor Sven Silburn, Menzies School of Health Research|
|Alcohol, tobacco and cannabis – and their impact on child development||Theme 3||Dr Megan Passey, University of Sydney|
|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|
Janelle Stirling, Gail Garvey, Alana Gall and Liz Izquierdo
The Lowitja Institute
Program 1: Healthy Start, Healthy Life
- Roundtable report pinpoints gaps in child and maternal health, Wangka Pulka, August 2012
- Child and Maternal Health Roundtable identifies priorities, Wangka Pulka, April 2012
- Project: Child and Maternal Health Initiatives
- Research roundtables
We would like to acknowledge the CAGES Foundation support for this body of work.