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Thriving Children Thriving Communities

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    Join our lunchtime webinar series as we bring together diverse early childhood perspectives, share evidence and resources, and explore equity and innovation in community child health.

    All children deserve the experiences, environments and support they need to thrive

    We know that a fair and healthy start in life supports lifelong health and opportunity for children, and allows families, communities, society and the economy to prosper. In a time that presents unprecedented challenges, emerging from this pandemic with a greater focus on fairness, the early years, and innovation is critical for tackling inequity and optimising wellbeing. 

    Join us as we team up with multidisciplinary professionals and parents to share evidence and insights on complex issues affecting children, families and communities, and explore evidence-based approaches that may help to transform children’s lives.

    Thriving Children Thriving Communities webinar series

    The Thriving Children, Thriving Communities series focuses on equity and innovation in early childhood, and unites clinicians, researchers, practitioners, community members and policymakers to explore issues of significance to community child health. 

    Webinar 1 – Pushing the boundaries: using telehealth to improve access and care

    Panellists: Dr Billy Garvey,  Professor Sharon Goldfeld, Professor Harriet Hiscock, Karen Inkster and Melanie Wade.

    This webinar was the first of the Thriving Children Thriving Communities webinar series. It explored research, clinical, community and parenting perspectives on an innovative model of care that embeds paediatric specialists in primary care, and uses telehealth to improve access to care for children in remote and regional areas.

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    Webinar 2 – Platforms: Supporting community-led change

    Panellists: Kushi Ashraf, Bec Fry, Joanna Harper and Paul Prichard.

    Platforms is a place-based, community-led approach developed by the Centre for Community Child Health. The approach is founded on a commitment to working in partnership with families, community members, services, governments and other stakeholders to improve the community conditions that shape children's wellbeing.

    This webinar will provide an overview of the Platforms approach to place-based change and will offer insights from the perspective of a community member and service provider involved in Platforms projects in Victoria and Western Australia.

    Stay tuned! We'll be releasing more resources and webinar topics soon.


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.