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 additional support because of their socioeconomic status, culturally and linguistically diverse background, are of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, of an at risk age or live in residential areas located some distance to services.
An innovation grant from this program was received by EACH Social and Community Health
to research women from refugee backgrounds’ access and attendance at antenatal and postnatal services in the eastern metropolitan region. The main objective was to develop key recommendations for a service delivery model that would be appropriate, accessible and effective in meeting the antenatal and postnatal needs of this target group in the east.
To access the full report follow the link below to the EACH Social and Community Health website.
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