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).
Generate and translate research into practice to provide safe, effective, respectful and value-based maternity care.
Identify, develop, implement, and evaluate strategies that promote leadership, professionalism, collaboration and support the well-being of the maternity workforce.
Champion midwifery education as a critical component to influence value-based quality maternity care and support the current and future workforce.
Promote the public health role of midwives and highlight the evidence that supports transformation of maternity care to the primary health setting.