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New Directions: Mothers and Babies Services

 

Overview

The New Directions: Mothers and Babies Services (NDMB) program aims to increase access to child and maternal health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

It provides Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their mothers with:

Department of Health abstract

Contacts

Department of Health
GPO Box 9848
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: (02) 6289 1555
Ph: 1800 020 103 (freecall)
Email: Online contact form

Evaluated publications

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

New Directions: Mothers and Babies Services: assessment of the program using nKPI data: December 2012 to December 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

The New directions: mothers and babies services program, funded by the Australian Government, aims to increase access to, and use of, child and maternal healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. Eighty five health organisations across Australia were funded to implement the program in five waves over five years, beginning in 2007-08.

No data collection was set up specifically to monitor the program, nor to collect baseline information. There is, however, an existing national Key Performance Indicators (nKPIs) data collection that includes child and maternal health indicators. The nKPIs collect six-monthly data on a range of primary health care indicators from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations, including most of the organisations that receive New directions funding. This report uses the maternal and child health measures in the nKPIs on Indigenous primary health care to provide insights into the New directions: mothers and babies services program.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Last updated: 13 April 2017
 
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