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A study investigating the feasibility of implementing a National approach to child and family health services.

Project Member(s): Homer, C.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Australian College of Midwives (ACMI) Inc (Australian College of Midwives Incorporated)

Start year: 2010

Summary: Understanding and strengthening the way in which universal health services are provided to pregnant women, children and families has the potential to impact over a million Australian families annually. The findings of this study will have immediate national application as federal, stage, and territory governments work towards implementing a national approach to child and family health services. The findings will inform effective multidisciplinary collaboration and service integration, address service gaps and duplication and lead to increased access to services. This study will generate new knowledge about characteristic s of organisations, service delivery and professions that facilitate or hinder innovation.


Rossiter, C, Schmied, V, Kemp, L, Fowler, C, Kruske, S & Homer, CSE 2017, 'Responding to families with complex needs: A national survey of child and family health nurses.', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 73, no. 2, pp. 386-398.
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Keywords: universal health services, child health, family health, midwifery, general practice, child and family health nursing, inter-professional collaboration, primary health care, health promotion.

FOR Codes: Community Child Health, Primary Health Care, Child Health, Families and Family Services, Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified, Health Policy