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CCCH 21st anniversary celebration

  • On 26 November 2015, the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) celebrated 21 years of working to improve outcomes for children, families and communities. CCCH was established in 1994 by Founding Director Professor Frank Oberklaid, who continues to run the now 200+ person team. Professor Oberklaid and the Centre for Community Child Health share a vision that we can prevent health and developmental problems before they disrupt children’s developmental trajectories, and that this must involve working closely with families in their communities.   

    The evening’s formalities included accolades from Professor Christine Kilpatrick, CEO of The Royal Children’s Hospital, and Professor Kathryn North, Director of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, followed by the inspirational words of our special guest, The Honourable Quentin Bryce.  

    Children’s choir, Young Voices of Melbourne, were the perfect accompaniment to the formalities, with their uplifting rendition of Sister My Sister, a strong arrangement of Waltzing Matilda incorporating Indigenous lyrics, and a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday to conclude the entertainment.   

    As part of the year’s celebrations, we have put together a short video of our vision, our achievements and our hopes for the future.

    CCCH video

    Image gallery

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    21st celebration audience
    21st celebration kathryn north
    21st celebration christine kilpatrick
    21st celebration frank oberklaid
    21st celebration quentin bryce
    21st celebration quentin bryce2
    21st celebration jill sewell
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    21st celebration frank, kathryn, christine, quentin
    21st celebration frank, jill, quentin
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    21st celebration frank, katie
    21st celebration choir 2

    CCCH would like to thank all of our special guests and key stakeholders who attended the celebration, we look forward to working with you into the future.       


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.