Improving Aboriginal health

The improving Aboriginal health award recognises innovations in Aboriginal health and inclusiveness.

Congratulations to Andrea Rindt, Tracey Stephens, Isabelle Howard & Andrew Gardiner (CEO – DDACL) for Improving Aboriginal maternal health at Monash Health.

In 2018, we introduced an Aboriginal led Midwifery Leadership role to increase the number of women identifying as Aboriginal and improve access, continuity and quality of care.

We sought to increase staff understanding of birthing practices for Aboriginal women and create a culturally safe and welcoming environment.

This dedicated resource has resulted in a significant increase in the number of women identifying as Aboriginal and improved access to maternity care, newborn outcomes and breastfeeding rates.

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