The Centre for Midwifery, Child and Family Health continues to maintain strong links with health care providers and institutions. Underpinning our work is a focus on a broad definition of health incorporating physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual well-being. We believe that the sharing of professional knowledge, research evidence and experience through partnerships of clinicians, university faculty, other health professionals and community members enhances and improves services. The CMCFH is committed to improving health care through education and research, and works with others to integrate this into practice and policy. We believe that research incorporated into consultancy, technical advice and policy development can improve health and social systems that support new families.
Many of the staff and portfolio holders are also closely linked to professional organisations. These include:
- the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) (opens an external site),
- the Child and Family Health Nurses Association (CAFHNA) (opens an external site)
- the Council for Remote Area Nurses of Australia (CRANA) (opens an external site).
- and the Tresillian Family Care Centres (opens an external site)