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Programs and projects

This section provides details and links for programs and projects that address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infants and children's health.

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Details and links (where available) relating to relevant programs, projects and lessons learned are collected here.

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Title Reach Focus
A randomised controlled trial evaluating the effects of swimming on chronic suppurative otitis media in Aboriginal children living in two remote communities in the Northern Territory (Nguiu and Wadeye) NT
A-B See with Wor-Ra-Kee (Karuah Family Nutrition and School Access Project) NSW
Aboriginal ambulatory care coordination program WA
Aboriginal early years health VACCHO scoping project VIC
Aboriginal early years: Little people's meeting place WA
Aboriginal families study - Closing the gap in Indigenous maternal and child health outcomes SA
Aboriginal family support service (AFSS) WA
Aboriginal maternal health program WA
Aboriginal perspective on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - research project WA
Active-ate QLD
Acute respiratory illness follow up study QLD
Airway bacteriology of children with bronchiectasis NT
All children being safe program NSW
Alpurrurulam skateboard program NT
Ampilatwatja sport 'n' rec program NT
An education intervention for childhood asthma by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers: a randomised controlled trial QLD
An evaluation of the benefits of swimming pools for the hearing and ear health status of young Indigenous Australians: a whole-of-population study across multiple remote Indigenous communities SA
Antecedents of renal disease in Aboriginal children and young adults (ARDAC) study NSW
Anyinginyi Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder project NT
Apunipima baby basket program QLD
Asking questions about alcohol in pregnancy (AQUA) study VIC
Asthma child and adolescent program (ACAP) National
Australian nurse-family partnership program National
Baby one program QLD
Be active eat well VIC
Bellary Springs community centre project (Gumala Aboriginal Corporation) WA
Binya Gurang - Promotion of breastfeeding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women NSW
Blue Mountains Aboriginal healthy for life program NSW
Boodjari yorga program WA
Boomerangs parenting program NSW
Brighter futures NSW
Bronchiectasis exacerbation study trial part 1 and 2 (BEST) National
Bronchiolitis severity scoring tools study NT
Buckle up safely: safe travel for Aboriginal children NSW
Building a perinatal service model for a Western Australian Aboriginal community WA
Bulgarr Ngaru fruit and vegetable program and market garden NSW
Burden of influenza and other respiratory viruses among Aboriginal children in the top end NT
Cancer directory National
Cancer in Indigenous Australian children National
Canteen accreditation program (CAP) TAS
Care circles NSW
Centre of Research Excellence in Indigenous children's lung health National
Cherbourg healthy pregnancies project QLD
Child abuse and neglect: developmental pathways in WA children project WA
Child care link QLD
Child health nutrition education and support program SA
Child sexual abuse therapeutic service WA
Childhood healthy weight project NT
Children and family centres (Indigenous early childhood development) National
Children of prisoners: building resilience in a uniquely vulnerable group ACT
Clean teeth, wicked smiles NSW
Closing the gap: Early childhood sustained home visiting for families of Aboriginal infants in an urban community (Bulundidi Gudaga) NSW
Coalition to advance new vaccines against group A streptococcus (CANVAS) project International
Combating haemophilus influenzae related respiratory pathology (CHiRRP) National
Congress community health education program (CCHEP) NT
Cough assessment study NT
CREATE healthy eating in schools SA
Crocodile smiles 2 QLD
Crunch&Sip National
Danila Dilba ear health program NT
Deadly ears, the Queensland state-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ear health program QLD
Deadly sista girlz NSW
Deadly teeth VIC
Deadly tots NSW
Desert feet tour project WA
Development of a diagnostic instrument for FASD in Australia National
Development of the first screening and diagnostic service for Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in NSW National
Djillay Lidj best start program VIC
Doubly disadvantaged: harnessing elements of resilience and establishing information for systems change NSW
Dream time kids NT
Ear health: do you hear what I hear WA
Earbus Foundation of WA earbus program WA
Early childhood development services NT
Early childhood families and schools together (FAST) program NT
Early childhood nutrition and anaemia prevention program NT
Early words NSW
East Arnhem scabies control program NT
EMBRACE culture in kindy program QLD
Enhanced Aboriginal child health schedule WA
Evaluation of information and support for parents and carers of children with a Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder WA
Family food patch project TAS
Family matters - kids safe in culture, not in care (Family matters) National
Family nutrition project NT
Family study of ear health and metabolic diseases in a WA Aboriginal community WA
Family support service WA
FASD prevention program WA
Folate intake and blood folate levels in the Western Australian Aboriginal population WA
Foodbank WA school breakfast program WA
Footprints in time: the longitudinal survey of Indigenous children National
Fresh for kids NSW
Fresh kids VIC
Fresh tastes NSW healthy school canteen strategy NSW
From little things, good teeth grow NT
Getting every child's heart OK (gECHO) study WA
Gifted and talented children Not specified
Go for your life community education program VIC
Gomeroi gaaynggal – Gomeroi babies program NSW
Good food great kids - Yarra Valley community health service 2002-2004 VIC
Good for kids good for life NSW
Good start breakfast club National
Growing strong: feeding you and your baby QLD
Growth assessment and action (GAA) data collection program NT
Growth assessment and action (GAA) program QLD
Gunai lidj program VIC
Gunbalanya family safety program NT
Handwashing campaign NT
Happy kids WA
Happy teeth program QLD
Health and education needs analysis project (Gumala Aboriginal Corporation) WA
Healthier babies and preschoolers through child care services SA
Healthy active Australia community and schools grants program National
Healthy Dads, Healthy Kids ACT
Healthy eating advisory service VIC
Healthy eating schools program VIC
Healthy for life National
Healthy for life maternal and child health program WA
Healthy jarjums make healthy food choices QLD
Healthy Kids ACT
Healthy Kids - Food is fun project NSW
Healthy Kids - Healthy food for kids in care project NSW
Healthy Kids - Healthy kids, eat right, play right NSW
Healthy kids Queensland physical activity and nutrition survey QLD
Healthy lifestyle carnival road safety sessions NT
Healthy options Tasmania (HOT) TAS
Healthy start, healthy life National
Healthy under 5 kids program NT
Healthy ways project SA
Hearing advisory teachers NT
Heartbeat: a University of Western Sydney schools engagement program NSW
Help me stay strong SA
Hope, opportunity, purpose, education and employment (HOPE) VIC
Housing improvement and child health (HICH) - extension NT
I-RISE: Indigenous racial identity and self-esteem project WA
ICS: Randomised placebo controlled trial of inhaled corticosteroids for treatment of acute and chronic cough in children International, QLD
IHEARBETA Indigenous healthy ears - betadine, tissues and antibiotics study: a 2x2 factorial randomised controlled trial NT
Immune function in children with bronchiectasis NT
Immunogenicity, carriage and otitis media outcomes of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines PHiD-CV and 13PCV in sequence or alone in high-risk Indigenous infants: a randomised controlled trial NT, WA
Improving hygiene and children's health in remote Indigenous communities NT
Improving pre-pregnancy health and pregnancy outcomes in north Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities QLD
Improving services for women who are pregnant and alcohol dependent National
Improving the management and outcomes for infants hospitalised with bronchiolitis NT
Improving young women's sexual and reproductive health VIC
Indigenous children's program NT
Indigenous parent factor: successful early learning at home and school (IPF) WA
Indigenous parents support (IPS) WA
Indigenous Professional Support Unit National
Indigenous storybook WA
Indigenous triple P effectiveness in community settings QLD
Indigenous women's project: newborns asthma and parental smoking (NAPS) WA
Indigenous young parents support QLD
Infant feeding guidelines NT
Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion for Urban Aboriginal Children and Youth in South Western Sydney NSW
Inside outside ACT
Interdisciplinary research on the knowledge, attitudes and practice of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the Western Australian court system WA
Iti japu 'little baby' program NT
Jalaris kids future club WA
Kids - 'Go for your life' VIC
Kids protect your lid NSW
KidsMatter National
Kimberley dental team WA
Kitchen garden at Red Hill School ACT
Koori kids Koori smiles oral health program NSW
Koori kids wellbeing project NSW
Koori mental health project VIC
Koorlangah Mia Program WA
Kurbingui Youth Development Association (KYDA) Family support program QLD
Let's start: parent-child program NT
Live outside the box primary school project NSW
Looma healthy lifestyle program WA
MacDonnell Shire Council community and agency services NT
Maningrida child safety service NT
Maternal and neonatal outcomes of maternal pituri use National
Maternal health tackling smoking program SA
Mathematical modeling of bacterial carriage in children (MMAPS) NT
Maths as a cultural practice NT
Microbes in the nasopharynx prior to lung infection (MINOPOLI) NT
Mister germ hygiene and nutrition program NSW
Mobile preschool program evaluation NT
Move well eat well for schools project TAS
Mt Theo program - youth outreach services NT
Multi-centre bronchiectasis study: a collaborative and international study of bronchiectasis in Indigenous children International
Multi-centre evaluation of a clinical pathway for chronic cough in children - can it be used to improve clinical outcomes? Not specified
National Aboriginal and Islander children's day (4 August annually) National
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and maternal health exemplar site initiative National
National child nutrition projects National
National Indigenous foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) resource project National
New directions bubba's business program QLD
New directions program NSW
Nganampa Health Council Child and maternal health program SA
Ngaripirliga'ajirri early intervention program NT
No alcohol in pregnancy is the safest choice campaign WA
No pulgi mobile health team program SA
No safe amount - the effects of alcohol in pregnancy National
Northeast Arnhem Land regional ear health campaign NT
Now hear trial project NT
NPY child nutrition and wellbeing program NT, SA, WA
NSW Aboriginal ear health program NSW
Nutrition and physical activity program NT
Nutrition ready-to-go at out of school hours care (OOSHC) NSW
Opening the gates: an integrated model at Doveton College VIC
Optimising maternity care and breastfeeding outcomes for Aboriginal women in Victoria VIC
PEACH™ adaption project for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families QLD
Pepi-pod program QLD
PEPISU women and children's program WA
Physical activity and nutrition out of school hours care program QLD
Pika Wiya Kuthupa project WA
Pina palya, pina kulilku (good ears, good learning) WA
Pneumonia in Indigenous children territory-wide using radiological endpoints NT
PneuMum: a randomised controlled trial of pneumococcal polysaccharide immunisation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers to protect their babies from ear disease Not specified
Prevalence of Fetal alcohol syndrome in Western Australia WA
Protracted bacterial bronchitis: long term outcomes and predictors of recurrence NT, QLD, SA, VIC
Randomised controlled trial of azithromycin to reduce the morbidity of severe bronchiolitis in young Indigenous children National
Redkite National
Reducing Aboriginal children's tobacco smoke exposure in the Pilbara (Smoke free kids project) WA
Reducing dangers during pregnancy project NSW
Remote assessment of hearing - paediatric hearing assessment using tele-audiology: an investigation in rural and remote populations National
Remote hearing and vision services for children ('VidKids') National
Responding Early Assisting Children (REACh) National
Rheumatic fever follow-up study (RhFFUS) National
Safe families NT
Safe Koori kids: community based approaches to Indigenous injury prevention NSW
School nutrition program NT
Seeding success: identifying factors that contribute to positive early childhood health and development in Aboriginal children National, NSW
Shake a leg NSW
Solid kids, solid schools WA
Sporting chance programme National
St John of God Social outreach National, WA
Start right eat right TAS
Stayin' strong QLD
Step up for our kids ACT
Strengthening social and emotional wellbeing of Australian Aboriginal people: how does racial identity and related self-esteem mediate the mental wellbeing of Aboriginal people? WA
Strong family, strong culture program WA
Strong fathers strong families program National
Strong literacy and numeracy in communities NT
Strong spirit strong future WA
Strong teeth for little kids: a community-randomised controlled trial of fluoride varnish application to children's teeth and health promotion to prevent dental decay in Aboriginal pre-school children NT
Strong women, strong babies, strong culture NT
Stronger communities for children NT
Study of environment on Aboriginal resilience and child health (SEARCH) NSW
Surfing participation program VIC
Take pride in personal hygiene QLD
Take the challenge WA
Talking about raising Aboriginal kids (TRAX) study NT
Tangentyere youth activity service NT
Taste bubs strong babies solid start WA
Telethon Speech & Hearing earbus program WA
Tennant Creek Primary School – Healthy food happy kids NT
The Aboriginal Maternity Services Support Unit (AMSSU) WA
The ConocoPhillips asthma swim program NT
The early years program VIC
The management of children with otitis media: a survey of Australian Aboriginal Medical Services National
The Rural health outreach fund WA
The Vulnerable families project: a study of paternal incarceration and family wellbeing QLD
Toddler tucker program WA
Townsville Aboriginal and Islander Health Service's Mums and babies program QLD
Traditional Indigenous games National
Training and support unit for Aboriginal mothers, babies, and children NSW
TROVE - Case control study of rotavirus vaccine effectiveness in the NT NT
Understanding burn injuries in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: treatment, access to services and outcomes NSW, NT, QLD, SA
Validating the Kimberley mum's mood scale WA
Victorian Aboriginal child mortality study VIC
Viral interactions and AOM bacterial load: a longitudinal evaluation (VIABLE) NT
Vitamin D insufficiency in Indigenous infants and the risk of hospitalisation for acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) NT
Waltja's APY mother's and children's program NT
Waminda women's health NSW
Watchful waiting for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with acute otitis media (WATCH) trial NSW
Weaving the net NSW
Western Australian healthy schools project (WAHSP) WA
Whiz kidz before and after school care program VIC
WINGS Drop-In Centre - Safe Aboriginal youth NSW
Working together for healthier Mullewa kids WA
Wurli Wurlinjang child and maternal/women's health program NT
Yamba's roadshow NSW, NT, QLD
Last updated: 23 November 2015
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