Western Region Health Centre (WRHC) recieved a Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Innovative grant from the Department of Health (DH) in 2010 to facilitate a program with refugee background mothers.
The objectives of the WRHC proposal were:
- To provide pregnancy and early parenting education to refugee women in easily accessible familiar surroundings.
- To improve linkages to key resources such as GPs, Maternal Child Health Nurses and other services by pregnant and parenting refugee women. (including transport advice/assistance and introduction to key health providers)
- To work collaboratively with The River Nile Learning Centre, Footscray, in the development of a peer education program.
The full report can be downloaded here.