‘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’.