This program area provides services that specifically focus on women and children.
The aim of the Women’s Health program is to provide holistic care for women through the delivery of health promotion, education, early intervention, prevention and clinical care.
Services are offered through regular clinics delivered by General Practitioners and Women’s Health Specialist.
The Child and Maternal health program provides clinical and non-clinical services including antenatal and postnatal care, child development and wellbeing, immunisations as well as specialist paediatrics and speech pathology services.
The focus of this program, based on the Nurse-Family Partnership model developed by Professor David Olds in the USA, is to work with mothers, babies and significant family members to ensure that the child has the best possible start to life.
The program is available to first-time mothers of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children who are under 26 weeks in their pregnancy. Support to improve the health and wellbeing of the child is provided until 2 years of age.
The Child, Maternal Health and Women’s Programs are funded by the Department of Health and Ageing and Queensland Health.