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The goal of this completed Aboriginal maternal health program was to improve pregnancy outcomes in Indigenous mothers in the Rockingham Kwinana area of Western Australia.
The program specifically aimed to:
The program linked mothers with community services, and assists with transport to attend medical appointments.
After the birth of the child, mothers and newborns were offered regular health checkups and support at their home, the clinic, or at another location at the request of the mother. Mothers were provided with information and resources about a range of topics, such as breast-feeding and immunisation, as well as support accessing childcare services, baby groups, playgroups, and child and family health services.
The program was run by the Perth South Coastal Medicare Local (previously the Rockingham Kwinana Division of General Practice and GP Down South).
Abstract adapted from the Perth South Coastal Medicare Local
Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre
150 Gilmore Avenue
Medina WA 6167
Ph: (08) 6174 7000