Child health services

Research report

14 Jun 2018

Currently, little information exists at the national level about the health of young people under youth justice supervision in Australia. This feasibility report outlines how this critical data gap might be addressed into the future through the use of currently available data and data linkage....

Briefing paper

24 May 2018

This Policy Brief identifies an urgent need to change this paradigm and formulate a comprehensive, sustainable and evidence-informed plan to effectively promote and improve the mental health of children and the adults they become.

Journal article

15 May 2018

Socially Assistive Robots (SARs) offer great promise for improving outcomes in paediatric rehabilitation. However, the design of software and interactive capabilities for SARs must be carefully considered in the context of their intended clinical use. While previous work has explored specific roles and functionalities to...

Briefing paper

1 Apr 2018

The early years are a critical time for children’s development. Parents’ engagement in their children’s early development and learning has an impact on children’s later educational and life experiences and parents differ in their levels of engagement.

Transcript

31 Jan 2018

The social sector needs to take notice of this growing field that is driving better interventions in health, education, and human services. Nick Perini from SVA Consulting talks to Robyn Mildon, Executive Director of the Centre for Evidence and Implementation (CEI), to find out why....

Research report

7 Dec 2017

This report argues that consistent face-to-face access to service delivery professionals is an important part of improving outcomes in small towns and in improving longer-term economic and social prospects in some of Australia’s most disadvantaged places.

Policy report

30 Nov 2017

This Policy Brief outlines a decision-making framework that recognises the importance of the relationship between service providers and clients, and the need for evidence-based interventions to be aligned with client needs, priorities and values.

Journal article

11 Oct 2017

Obtaining good information for child injury surveillance in NSW will involve better coordination of information from agencies that record information about childhood injury.

Audio interview

Audio

16 Aug 2016

The Victorian government says it's on track to treat child sufferers of epilepsy with medicinal cannabis by next year. Several other states are conducting similar trials, but only the Victorians are cultivating their own product.

Annual Report

Research report

8 May 2016

Key Findings

1. Mothers do best in our cities. The top 10 best places to be a mother across the country are almost exclusively urban areas. Mothers in urban cities have better outcomes across all indicators. Access to maternal child health and...

Journal article

4 May 2016

What are the common barriers, enablers and strategies to improving health outcomes in Indigenous chronic illness care and child health? Stakeholders interpreted aggregated quality improvement data on Indigenous chronic illness care and child health, enabling the research team to identify important ‘drivers’ and strategies for...

Survey

2 Mar 2016

Reveals that three in five parents used websites, blogs and online forums to get child health information in the last six months – but a surprising 30 per cent did not trust them at all.

Overview

Parents report high levels of use...

Research report

18 Feb 2016

It is the critical development of social and emotional skills during the early years of life that provides the foundation for life-long mental health. With support from families, communities and professionals, children can build strong skills and achieve their full potential.

Globally, the burden...

Research report

1 Feb 2016

Define's and clarifies what trauma-informed service delivery means in the context of delivering child/family welfare services in Australia.

Summary This paper aims to define and clarify what trauma-informed service delivery means in the context of delivering child/family welfare services in Australia. Exposure to...

Research report

12 Dec 2015

Examines children’s use of general practice services and the problems managed in 2000–03 and 2012–15 to determine whether their service use has been influenced by the demands associated with the management of older Australians.

Summary The ageing of Australia’s population has led to...

Evaluation

3 Dec 2015

Audit objectives and criteria

The audit objective was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of Health’s and the Department of Human Services’ management and administration of the Child Dental Benefits Schedule.

To form a conclusion against the audit objective, the ANAO...

Research report

26 Sep 2015

This is the fifth Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH; the Partnership) annual accountability report.

It presents the final update on financial commitments to the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health (2010-2015) and looks ahead to the implementation of its successor,...

Journal article

29 Aug 2015

Background

The aim of the study is to reduce the high prevalence of tooth decay in children in a remote, rural Indigenous community in Australia, by application of a single annual dental preventive intervention. The study seeks to (1) assess the effectiveness of...

Research report

20 Aug 2015

Australia's welfare 2015 is the 12th biennial welfare report of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

This comprehensive report provides an authoritative overview of the wellbeing of Australians, examining a wide range of relevant topics. This edition combines analytical feature articles on a...

Research report

21 Jul 2015

The report shows that overall, Australian Government funded Indigenous-specific primary health-care services appear to be well positioned relative to the geographic distribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and to the distribution of other GP services. However, there are a number of areas where...

Overview

 

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