Skip to content

Key resources

  • Bibliography
  • Health promotion
    Health promotion
  • Health practice
    Health practice
  • Yarning places
    Yarning places
  • Programs
  • Organisations
  • Conferences
  • Courses
  • Funding
  • Jobs
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
  • Home
    • » Key resources and services
      • » Programs and projects
        • » Aboriginal families study - Closing the gap in Indigenous maternal and child health outcomes

Aboriginal families study - Closing the gap in Indigenous maternal and child health outcomes



The Aboriginal families study is a research study that has been developed in collaboration with the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia based on state-wide consultations with Aboriginal communities and policy makers in South Australia.

The study aims to collect population level data documenting:

The purpose of collecting this information and conducting the study is to inform development of maternity and postnatal services for Aboriginal women and families in South Australia.

Murdoch Children's Research Institute abstract


Aboriginal families study
Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
PO Box 911
Parkville VIC 3052

Related publications

Aboriginal Families Study (2013)

Aboriginal families study policy brief no 2 social health issues in pregnancy: translating evidence from the Aboriginal families study to inform policy and practice.

Melbourne: Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Brown SJ, Weetra D, Glover K, Buckskin M, Ah Kit J, Leane C, Mitchell A, Stuart-Butler D, Turner M, Gartland D, Yelland J (2015)

Improving Aboriginal women's experiences of antenatal care: findings from the Aboriginal Families Study in South Australia.

Birth; 42(1): 27-37

Brown SJ, Mensah FK, Ah Kit J, Stuart-Butler D, Glover K, Leane C, Weetra D, Gartland D, Newbury J, Yelland J (2016)

Use of cannabis during pregnancy and birth outcomes in an Aboriginal birth cohort: a cross-sectional, population-based study.

BMJ Open; 6(2): e010286

Retrieved 23 February 2016 from


Last updated: 2 March 2016
Return to top