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Closing the gap: Early childhood sustained home visiting for families of Aboriginal infants in an urban community (Bulundidi Gudaga)



This project is an extension of the Gudaga project. The Gudaga project - a five year NHMRC funded project - follows a birth cohort of Aboriginal children from birth to 5 years in order to describe their health, development and service (health and children's) use. It is the first study of its kind in Eastern Australia, and is based at the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity (CHETRE). The research team are working closely with stakeholders in Aboriginal health care including the local Aboriginal community to implement the research. The outcomes of the study will contribute to understanding of the health and other needs of Aboriginal children in an urban Aboriginal community.

Adapted from Univeristy of New South Wales abstract


Muru Marri Indigenous Health Unit
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Level 3, Samuels Building
University of New South Wales NSW 2052

Related publications

Comino E, Knight J, Webster V, Jackson Pulver L, Jalaludin B, Harris E, Craig P, McDermott D, Henry R, Harris M (2011)

Risk and protective factors for pregnancy outcomes for urban Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal mothers and infants: the Gudaga cohort.

Maternal and Child Health Journal; 16(3): 569-578

Knight J, Comino E (2007)

The Gudaga project: working with the Aboriginal community of Sydney South West.

intouch; 24(3): 5

Comino EJ, Knight J, Grace R, Kemp L, Wright DC (2016)

The Gudaga Research Program: a case study in undertaking research with an urban Aboriginal community.

Australian Social Work; Latest articles(

McDonald J, Webster V, Knight J, Comino E (2014)

The Gudaga study: development in 3-year-old urban Aboriginal children.

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health; 50(2): 100–106

Comino E, Craig P, Harris E, McDermott D, Harris M, Henry R, Jackson Pulver L (2010)

The Gudaga Study: establishing an Aboriginal birth cohort in an urban community.

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health; 34(s1): S9-S17


Last updated: 23 March 2016
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