Child health

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Child health services
Puericulture
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Determinants of COVID-19 vaccination and views of parents about vaccination of children in Australia: August 2021

This paper provides the first detailed, publicly available analysis of the socio-economic and attitudinal determinants of COVID-19 vaccination amongst both Australian adults and Australian parents’ views about vaccinating their children in the future.
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Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study: outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care

This research report examines the influence of placement stability and a range of other factors on developmental outcomes over time for children in NSW.
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Housing, health, and the well-being of children

This report uses Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) data from 2010/11 to investigate the relationship between indoor damp, mould, cold, and household crowding and the health outcomes of young children exposed to those conditions in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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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.
Journal article

Impact of funding on influenza vaccine uptake in Australian children

The seasonal influenza vaccine is an important protective measure for those at risk of serious outcomes, including young children. Flutracking data demonstrates that government-funded vaccines can lead to an almost five-fold increase in self-reported vaccine uptake of the targeted age group, as well as previously...
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Is participation in early childhood education related to child health and development?

The benefits of early childhood education continue to be debated in Aotearoa New Zealand. Although attendance is not compulsory, almost all New Zealand children attend an early learning education (ECE) service for a period of time before starting school or kura. Using data from the...
Journal article

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family access to continuity of health care services in the first 1000 days of life: a systematic review of the literature

This literature review explores factors that contribute to continuity of care and considers service features that contribute to positive care experiences and satisfaction with care received by Aboriginal women and their infants.
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National Partnership on Essential Vaccines: performance report 2018–19

This report provides an assessment of state and territory performance against the performance benchmarks outlined in the National Partnership on Essential Vaccines, for the assessment period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. The report shows that 3 jurisdictions met all 5 benchmarks, with the...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Do WA's emergency health powers allow forcible testing, vaccination and removal of underwear of children?

A post shared widely on social media claimed that Western Australia had passed a "COVID-19 Emergency Powers Act" that authorised officers to forcibly test and vaccinate children at school, including removing their clothes. Verdict: Not the full story.
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Better system, better chances

Effective prevention and early intervention is possibly the most promising strategy for changing the trajectories of children. There is clear evidence that children’s life chances are influenced by their families and communities and that they are able to be changed for the better. Improving the...