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Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Owning Institution:
Briefing paper

From consumer to partner: rethinking the parent/practitioner relationship

Early childhood provides a critical opportunity for early intervention and prevention, but barriers to accessing services prevent children and families – often those with the greatest need – from gaining their benefit. This policy brief focuses on the nature and importance of partnerships between parents...
Journal article

Influence of serum iron test results on the diagnosis of iron deficiency in children: a retrospective observational study

This study finds that reliance on serum iron test results by general practitioners is leading to significant overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis of iron deficiency in children.
Report

Racism, racial discrimination and child and youth health: a rapid evidence synthesis

This report, commissioned by VicHealth, presents a rapid evidence synthesis on racism and child and youth health to inform policy, practice and research.
Briefing paper

Child mental health: a time for innovation

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.
Briefing paper

The first thousand days - our greatest opportunity

Optimising early childhood development requires a holistic approach to policy, programs and services that builds understanding of this important period and advances integrated polices and evidence-informed practices.