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Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH)

Place-based collective impact

Childhood vulnerability is a complex problem, particularly in communities with high levels of disadvantage. Our latest edition of Policy Brief explores a unique Australian response to addressing childhood vulnerability – a place-based collective impact approach.

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Child Mental Health: A Time For Innovation

Child mental health has long been marginalised in policy and funding discussions. This edition of Policy Brief identifies an urgent need to change this paradigm and formulate a plan to effectively promote and improve the mental health of children and the adults they become.

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Policy Brief: The First Thousand Days – Our Greatest Opportunity

Edition 28 of Policy Brief outlines the implications of this critical time, identifies factors that place children at risk, and recommends a coordinated approach that addresses children’s needs in order to optimise their health and wellbeing, now and into the future.

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Place-based approaches: a strategy for improving outcomes for children and families

In July 2017 the Centre for Community Child Health, Opportunity Child and the Victorian Government, hosted the Emerging patterns in place-based approaches: International perspectives roundtable. A report summarising the day's presentations and discussions is now available. 

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Top child health experts call for an end to discrimination and stigma surrounding same-sex families

A review by leading child and adolescent health experts from Australia and New Zealand has revealed children raised by same-sex parents do as just well as well as other children, despite the discrimination that their families endure. Read the paper.

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The First Thousand Days

A new evidence paper has highlighted the astonishing rates of child development from conception to the end of age two and the benefits of a holistic approach to children’s health. Read the paper.

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A framework for impact

A project lead by the Centre for Community Child Health has explored how to build the capacity of the Melbourne Children’s campus to effectively support the translation of knowledge into practice and policy, and optimise the impact of research. Read the project findings.

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Laying the Foundations eLearning

Laying the Foundations is a new eLearning course that provides an overview of early childhood learning and development from 0-8 years, supporting the professional development of early childhood educators and practitioners. Take a tour of the course!

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About us

Established in 1994, the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) works in partnership with communities to support the health, development and wellbeing of all children.

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Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

The Centre for Community Child Health is a department of The Royal Children’s Hospital and a research group of Murdoch Childrens Research Institute.