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The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) National Child Health Poll is a quarterly, national survey of Australian households shedding new light on the big issues in contemporary child and adolescent health – as told by the Australian public.
The poll’s structure and focus combines the rigour of academic discovery with the timeliness and reach of online quantitative research, to deliver significant new knowledge about the health, wellbeing and lives of children and young people in contemporary Australia.
Uniquely, the poll consistently puts the voice of Australian families and communities at the heart of the conversation about child and adolescent health. It aims to inform national discourse, health priorities and policy formulation, and stimulate further research into the new and emerging health issues facing Australian children and teenagers, and their communities, today.
The poll is funded through the RCH Foundation. The project protocol has been approved by the RCH Human Research Ethics Committee.
The RCH National Child Health Poll was formerly known as the Australian Child Health Poll.
Top ten child health problems: What the public thinks
Sources of child health information: What parents use and trust
Politics, policy and pessimism: What Australians think
Over-the-counter medicines: What parents use and why
Summer safety: How ready are Australian parents?
Vaccination: Perspectives of Australian parents
Screen time: What’s happening in our homes?
Child mental health problems: Can parents spot the signs?
Kids and food: Challenges families face
Child oral health: Habits in Australian homes
Childhood bullying: How are parents coping?
Child behaviour: How are Australian parents responding?
Travelling to school: Habits of Australian families
Car seat safety: Are Australian children safe?
Preventing colds: Knowing what works
Organ donation: Do families know the facts?
E-cigarettes, vaping and teens: Do parents know the dangers?
Flu vaccination: Perspectives of Australian parents
Flu vaccine: Parents’ plans this season