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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Boodjari yorga program

 

Overview

The Boodjari yorga program (Noogar for 'pregnant women') aims to provide culturally appropriate antenatal and postnatal care, and sexual and reproductive health education to Indigenous women and their families in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia (WA).

The program takes a holistic approach to reproductive health care and tailors its services to meet the needs of the community as necessary. Some of the services offered through the program include:

Since the program's inception in 2004 there have been several improvements seen in antenatal and postnatal health outcomes among clients, including, a reduction in overdue immunisations and improved maternal nutritional status.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contacts

Caroline Langston
Regional Director
Western Australia Country Health Service (Wheatbelt)
Shop 4
78 Wellington St
PO Box 690
Northam WA 6401
Tel: (08) 9621 0700
Fax: (08) 9621 0701
Email: caroline.langston@health.wa.gov.au

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Last updated: 11 September 2014
 
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