‘DEFYING THE ODDS’: EXPLORING THE IMPACT OF PERINATAL OUTCOMES, MATERNAL SOCIAL AND HEALTH OUTCOMES AND LEVEL OF CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE SERVICE AVAILABILITY ON THE HEALTH OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL INFANTS AND CHILDREN
Grant number: 1078214 | Funding period: 2018 - 2019
A healthy start to life is essential for life-long health. Currently, Aboriginal children have greater rates of death and hospitalisation than other Australians. This study will determine individual, community and service-related risk and protective factors for health outcomes among Aboriginal children (0-5yrs) using whole-of-population linked health data from multigenerational Aboriginal families in WA. Findings will support effective service development to help those at-risk ‘defy the odds’.
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Exploring factors impacting early childhood health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities: protocol for a population-based cohort study using data linkage (the 'Defying the Odds' study)
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