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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

The Aboriginal Maternity Services Support Unit (AMSSU)



The AMSSU works in partnership with service providers and stakeholders to assist and support metropolitan, rural and remote service providers in providing maternity care for Aboriginal families. It is underpinned by a collaborative relationship with the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia.

The unit provides evidence based clinical advice, research, resources, information, linkage, and professional development in consultation with regions in Western Australia. Specific services include workforce development and health promotion.

Workforce development aims to improve service delivery to Aboriginal clients through the development of a suitably skilled and culturally appropriate workforce. A learning framework has been designed to provide an effective resource to support knowledge transfer in line with overall COAG Indigenous early childhood targets. It can be delivered in Perth or in conjunction with regional stakeholders.

The AMSSU Health promotion action plan supports a four-day health promotion training course which is facilitated by Curtin University and endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives. The course addresses maternal and child health issues, planning skills and health promotion project delivery. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) exemptions may apply.

Abstract adapted from Aboriginal Maternity Services Support Unit


Kind Edward Memorial Hospital
O Block
Hensman Road
Subiaco WA 6008
PO Box 134
Subiaco WA 6904
Ph: (08) 9340 1555
Fax: (08) 9340 1232
Email: amssu@health.wa.gov.au


Last updated: 27 May 2015
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