March 2012, Melbourne
Some 40 people attended the Roundtable (held on 8 March 2012 in Melbourne) 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.
- Child and Maternal Health Roundtable Report
- Introduction, An Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternal and Child Health Research in Australia, 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, Associate Professor Jane Freemantle, The University of Melbourne
- Theme 2, Adopting a causal pathways approach to improving the health and educational outcomes of Indigenous children, Professor Sven Silburn, Menzies School of Health Research
- Theme 3, Alcohol, tobacco and cannabis – and their impact on child development, 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
We would like to acknowledge the CAGES Foundation support for this body of work.