Journal article

& lsquo;It requires something drastic': Interviews with health care leaders about organisational responses to social disadvantage

Jane Yelland, Elisha Riggs, Wendy Dawson, Dannielle Vanpraag, Josef Szwarc, Stephanie Brown

WOMEN AND BIRTH | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021

Abstract

PROBLEM: Persisting disparities in maternal and child health outcomes in high income countries require new insights for health service response. BACKGROUND: Significant social hardship, including factors related to migration, are associated with perinatal morbidity and mortality. The universality of maternity and child health care offers opportunities to reduce health disparities. Process evaluation of health service initiatives to address refugee health inequalities in Melbourne, Australia, is the setting for the study. AIM: To explore the views of health service leaders about health system and service capacity to tailor care to address social adversity and reduce disparities in maternal an..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council NHMRC of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council NHMRC of Australia grant number 1056799 and the contribution of substantial in-kind resourcing of the partner organisations. Jane Yelland was supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (2013-2017) and a NHMRC Translating Research into Practice Fellowship (2018-2019). Stephanie Brown was supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (2012-2015) and a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (2016-2021). We acknowledge the support of the Victorian Government Infrastructure Fund.