Journal article

Stillbirth in Australia 3: Addressing stillbirth inequities in Australia: Steps towards a better future

Alice R Rumbold, Jane Yelland, Deanna Stuart-Butler, Madeline Forbes, Clemence Due, Frances M Boyle, Philippa Middleton

Women and Birth | ELSEVIER | Published : 2020


Persistent disparities in stillbirth risk and care are present in Australia. Eliminating these disparities is possible with a commitment to enhancing and scaling up models of culturally safe maternity care shown to be effective for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and those of migrant and refugee backgrounds. Campaigns to improve public awareness of stillbirth also play an important role in reducing stillbirth risk and consequences. To achieve reach and impact in communities at risk, messaging needs to be framed around the social and cultural context of women's lives. Here we describe important initiatives underway within the Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence to develop a c..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This initiative falls within the work program of the Stillbirth CRE and is funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnerships Project Grant APP1169829, a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Accelerated Research Grant and an Australian Department of Health targeted Stillbirth Education and Awareness grant.