Apunipima was invited to share their experience, strengths and challenges in delivering The Baby One Program, at a two-day workshop delivered by Melbourne University in Townsville, last week.
The workshop provided background information and research, along with a practical guide on how delegates can implement and deliver the First 1000 Days Australia program.
Apunipima’s award winning Baby One Program, looks after both mum, bub, dad and the wider family and bub from pregnancy and up to 1000 days which provides a solid foundation for baby to live a healthy life.
The Baby One Program is led by Apunipima’s maternal and child health workers. It is an innovative evidence-based program structured around the Aboriginal health-worker led family-visiting program.
The Aboriginal Health worker works with parents, children and families in a case-load model with others of the maternal and child health team, namely: midwives, child health nurses, allied health practitioners and health manager.
Apunipima’s Primary Health Care Manager, Johanna Neville and Johanna Hunt, Baby One Program Coordinator presented at the event.
Johanna said of the opportunity: “We know that our Baby One Program is making a real difference to the families of Cape York. We now offer the program across all eleven communities and our hope is to have more dad’s engaged.”