Our work is influenced by the Framework for Quality Maternal and Newborn Care published in the Lancet series on Midwifery (Renfrew et al, 2014).
We have four distinct inter-related program areas all designed to identify and respond to the system level changes needed to implement sustainable universally accessible continuity of midwifery care.
The four programs of work incorporate, both independently and collectively, the five themes of policy, regulation, legislation, funding and social justice for First Peoples.
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.