Our four program areas are designed in a way to target the changes needed in the current health system in order to remodel how we provide maternity care.
The distinct programs are interrelated and each incorporate five key themes including policy, regulation, legislation, funding and social justice for First Peoples.
Our work has been influenced by the Quality Maternal and Newborn Care Framework published in the Lancet series on Midwifery (Renfrew et al, 2014).
Generating and translating existing and new research into midwifery practice is critical to the provision and delivery of safe, transparent, effective and efficient maternity services.
This program aims to identify, evaluate and develop strategies that promote professionalism, collaboration and support the emotional well-being of the maternity workforce.
We are generating evidence to help influence education standards, curriculum design, programs and professional development opportunities to support the current and future maternity workforce and showcase best practice.
The health promotion program focuses on developing new ways to enhance the health of women and their families and minimise their exposure to risks that threaten their health and well-being.