This policy and practice brief reports on the learnings and achievements of the Bridging the Gap initiative Language in Labour. The initiative found that improving interpreter engagement in high intensity hospital birth suites is possible with supportive leadership, multidisciplinary
This report was informed by consumer focus groups undertaken by the Refugee and Migrant Women’s Working Group to understand the specific needs of refugee and migrant women and families accessing maternity care.
The social circumstances of parents are critical to their experience of having a baby and refugee background families may encounter particular challenges. The study Having a Baby in a New Country was conducted in order to develop a better understanding of the issues facing refugee bac
The Having a baby in a new country project was undertaken to address the gap in available evidence about how women and men of refugee-background experience health services during pregnancy, birth and in the first months following birth.
This factsheet by Beyond Blue in collaboration with Mental Health in Multicultural Australia (MHiMA) presents considerations in assessing and providing services to culturally and linguistically diverse communities including people from refugee backgrounds during pregnancy and followin
Family Planning Victoria has been funded by Department of Health to produce a range of materials to improve health literacy, service access and planning regarding female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C). These resources have been developed in consultation with a wide range of indiv
This desktop guide accompanies the Promoting Refugee Health: A guide for doctors, nurses and other health care providers caring for people of refugee background (3rd edition). The guide contains sections on: identifying patients from a refugee background engaging interpreters consulta
This literature review was compiled in May 2011 as a background document to inform future work of the Network around access to Victorian maternity services by women and men of refugee backgrounds. It was not peer reviewed and simply shared here as a resource for others doing similar
The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies (HMHB) State Government Program aims to reduce the burden of chronic disease by addressing maternal risk behaviours and providing support during pregnancy. It targets pregnant women who are unable to access antenatal care services or require additio
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 educati