Report

How can we better reach women and girls in crises?

This report proposes an approach to ensure that the extensive capacities of the U.S. government in the areas of maternal health, reproductive health, family plan­ning, and gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response are no longer left on the sidelines in crisis response and recovery.
Report

Pregnancy and homelessness: service responses

This research sought to better understand data collection processes for homeless pregnant women and how homeless services can better engage with this group.
Report

National Core Maternity Indicators 2017: summary report

The National Core Maternity Indicators (NCMIs) present information on measures of clinical activity and outcomes to assist in improving the quality of maternity services in Australia by establishing baseline data for monitoring and evaluating practice change.
Report

Better together: supporting perinatal and infant mental health services

This project maps how services in the cities of Wanneroo/Joondalup interact to enhance the quality of perinatal and infant mental health services. The project aims to improve the system's responsiveness to the social wellbeing and mental health needs of families with infants and young children...
Position paper

Birthing on Country position statement

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have been advocating for many years that Birthing on Country will improve maternal and infant outcomes because of the integral connection between birthing, land (country) and place of belonging.
Strategy

Australian national breastfeeding strategy: 2019 and beyond

This strategy document seeks to achieve an enabling environment for breastfeeding through policies, baby-friendly health settings, health professional education and training, and universal and targeted breastfeeding education and support services.
Journal article

Limited progress in closing the mortality gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians of the Northern Territory

This research assesses whether progress is being made towards reducing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inequality in life expectancy and under‐five mortality in the Northern Territory.
Report

Stillbirths and neonatal deaths in Australia 2015 and 2016: in brief

In 2015 and 2016, 5,702 babies died in the perinatal period. Three-quarters (4,263) were stillbirths and the remaining 1,439 were neonatal deaths.
Working paper

“Everyone my age doesn’t know what it’s like”: a mixed-method study of young mothers and social support in Australia

This research examines how young Australian mothers (i) compare to older mothers in levels of social support and personal resources, and (ii) perceive and experience the quality and type of social support available to them.
Guide

Supporting staff to work with children and families with complex needs: a checklist for organisations

When organisations address the realities of working with families with complex needs, frontline staff are more likely to feel supported, confident and better able to respond to those families’ needs. This paper provides managers, practice leaders and other decision makers with practical guidance on supporting...