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Cherbourg healthy pregnancies project



The Cherbourg healthy pregnancies project was designed to encourage and support healthy lifestyles among local pregnant women. The project was a partnership between Queensland Health's Southern Area Public Health Nutrition Team and Graham House, a not-for-profit Murgon neighbourhood centre.

The project aimed to reduce the number of babies born with a low birth weight and/or who are premature, reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding and increase the number of women breastfeeding their babies at birth and at six months.

The Cherbourg healthy pregnancies project working group had representatives from Queensland Health's Public Health Nutrition Team, Graham House, Cherbourg Community Health, Barambah Regional Medical Services, Cherbourg Hospital, Connections Youth Service and Cherbourg Community Elders and Leaders. Other stakeholders include Murgon State High School, Cherbourg State Primary School, Yacca/The Annex, Gundoo Day Care Centre, Cherbourg Council, Jumbanah Youth Justice Service and Education Queensland.

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Graham House Community Centre
21 Taylor Street East
PO Box 136
Murgon Qld 4606
Ph: (07) 4169 8400
Fax: (07) 4168 3491


Last updated: 27 March 2015
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