We now have a new National Oral Health Plan but it is not funded outside business as usual. At the very least, lets lobby for a Nationally funded Oral Health Promotion campaign to increase oral health literacy among children, carers and adults generally. This campaign needs to include simple... more
That the gap in developmental vulnerability on 2 or more domains at age 5 in the AEDC scores between Aboriginal and non Aboriginal children by closed by 2025. This should be introduced as a new COAG CTG headline indicator
The range and availability of support and health services for kids with behavioural problems in rural and remote areas is a small subset of those available for city kids. Consequently, management options for kids in rural/remote areas are essentially medical. Through local consultation,... more
The conference recognises that there is much poorer access to affordable and healthy food in rural and remote areas, and that far too many children nationally go to bed hungry at night, especially children in rural and remote areas and especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.... more
The health of rural children cannot be viewed in isolation from the reality of Climate Change. There will be major transitions in the kinds of rural jobs and industries that can exist in some parts. CC is acknowledged as the biggest threat to human health, this century. For rural children it... more
Federal Government should fund a trial of substantial investment for disadvantaged families (including rural, remote area and Indigenous families) starting at conception, similar in quantum to University Student Allowance. The resources (which could include a mix of services, education and other... more
In order to address workforce shortfalls in rural and remote healthcare, rural/remote specific education must be imbedded in health professional education including at least one rural/remote placement.
Let's not accept the epidemic of APSGN in the Kimberley, and the continual trickle of new cases of this, and Acute Rheumatic Fever, among Aboriginal kids in northern and remote regions. The downstream effects of these strep-induced conditions are expensive, both socially and financially.... more
A national website structured around helping families identify health network pathways that exist.
Ie - if your child has a speech development problem ... These are the professionals who can help you.
A site which doesn't expect the individual to know what they need for appropriate... more
Significant advances in medical technology over the last few decades have happily led to the increased survival of many children with complex cardiac, congenital, metabolic, neurodegenerative, malignant and other potentially life-limiting conditions, who may otherwise not have survived under... more
ONE FRAMEWORK for the health of all Australian Children.
Care documents, guidelines and frameworks need to be Standardized across Australia.
We need to stop re-inventing the wheel and work towards a common goal.
Making school more interesting and relevant results in improved attendance and engagement. For example, the Malpas Young Doctors project employs respected community members to teach the traditional ways and the contemporary ways of creating healthy communities. The young people become health... more
Oral Health is such a significant problem. Great presentations in the concurrent sessions. Can we please get Oral Health up as a plenary session at future conferences? Let's lift the profile in our own backyard!