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

Posted on: 9 February, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 1, January 2015 – March 2015
Related to Health measurement Health services Immunisation Infants and young children Women Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

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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