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    Birthing on Country Centre for Research Excellence

    The CRE commenced in late 2020 with a vision to improve birth outcomes for First Nations families. We aim to redesign maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) and support services, and make a positive impact on First Nations families, including a reduction in preterm birth and delivery of high quality, accessible, culturally safe maternity care across the first 2000 days.

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  • Djakamirr


    Filmed in remote Arnhem Land, DJÄKAMIRR follows Ḻäwurrpa and Sarah on a unique journey through ancestral time, country and culture. As mutual trust develops between the two women, they hope to empower Yolŋu and reclaim 60,000 years of birthing culture from the stronghold of Western medicine. This is their story of working with community to pilot the training of Djäkamirr- the caretakers of pregnancy and birth.  

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    Building on Our Strengths (BOOSt)

    The BOOSt project has strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander governance, leadership and oversight. Developing and Evaluating Birthing On Country Primary Maternity Units, the BOOSt project is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded partnership project.

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    Caring for Mum on Country

    Caring for Mum on Country is a participatory-action-research project working in collaboration with Yolŋu (Aboriginal) women in North East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia.

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    National Support Service to the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program (ANFPP).

    The Molly Centre host the National Support Service for the ANFPP that supports women having an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander baby to have a healthy pregnancy; be a great mum; and achieve her personal goals. We provide data monitoring and reporting, education and training and professional support activities.

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    Stress in Pregnancy Studies

    We are members of the Stress in Pregnancy International Alliance and conducted the Queensland Flood Study in 2011. Please find the details of the Alliance here. This site also hosts the website for the Queensland Flood Study. You can read all about the study including the publications and presentations here as well as Birth in the Time of Covid Study.

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