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Community Child Health

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New approaches to the delivery of Community Child Health Nurse services in Busselton, Margaret River and Augusta.

New approaches to the delivery of Community Child Health Nurse services in Busselton, Margaret River and Augusta.


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  • 1. Community Child Health Program GP down south
  • 2. Community Child Health Background to program • State Investment in Child Health 2012-2016 • GP down south received grant funding from WACHS SW • Recruitment of Program Coordinator and Child Health Nurses March 2013
  • 3. Scope The provision of community-based child health services in the Naturaliste region of the South West of WA that complement existing child health services for the 0-4 year age group
  • 4. Birth to School Entry Child Health Service  Key entry point for families into preventative health services Prevention Early detection Early intervention Holistic approach  Working in partnership with families with babies and young children to improve health, development and wellbeing
  • 5. Evidence about the importance of the early years Minimise the negative impact of early disadvantage Maximise the likelihood of positive experiences
  • 6. Universal Schedule Key developmental ages
  • 7. AIMS  Increase uptake of child health services  Develop a ‘one-stop-shop’ approach with GP practices & key service providers  Increase choices for families- access to health screening
  • 8. Progress to date 4 general practices & 9 child care providers working with team to implement In-Practice clinics/ screening sessions Drop-in centre commencing September in Busselton area Widespread distribution of program information to Naturaliste Community
  • 9. Meet the Team Karina Ayers- Community Child Health Coordinator Ruth McFall- Community Child Health Nurse Denise Hine- Registered Nurse

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