This week is Refugee Week – a celebration of the contribution refugees make to our country, and to help raise awareness about issues affecting refugees.
Through their research, MCRI’s Refugee and Migrant Health Research Program is working to find ways to improve health outcomes, wellbeing and equity for refugee background women, children and families. Their Group Pregnancy Care project is trialling a new way of providing antenatal care to refugee background women and children to encourage a culturally safe, healthy start to life – and this is just one of their groundbreaking projects!
Strategies to promote a healthy start to life have been identified as having the greatest potential to reduce health inequalities across the life course.
The Healthy Mothers Healthy Families research program focuses on what can be done in pregnancy and the early postnatal period to improve maternal, newborn and child health outcomes. The group's vision is health, wellbeing and equity for all mothers, children and families. We have a particular interest in ways that health services can work to improve health outcomes for socially isolated and/or disadvantaged women and families.
In particular, their program of research focuses on improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal families, families of refugee background and women and children experiencing family violence
Read more about their work here: http://bit.ly/2syClLb