Good quality data describing the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants, children and young people in Victoria are needed to accurately determine the number of births to Aboriginal mothers and fathers each year, to analyse birth outcomes, and to determine the rate, cause and preventability of deaths occurring among Aboriginal infants, children and young people.
This five-year Australian Research Council-funded is currently underway at the Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit, the University of Melbourne in collaboration with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO). The study will address the critical issue of a lack of good quality data using an innovative method and research process.
For more information:
Victorian Aboriginal Child Mortality Study
Associate Professor Jane Freemantle
T: +61 3 8344 9164