15NRHC Recommendation - 03/27/2019 - 10:55

Recommend that there are at least minimal staffing levels in Maternal and Child Health Services in all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Communities in the interest of improving health and closing the gap This staffing to include a Child Health Nurse and an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Healtworker There is some communities in the Torres Strait and NPAthat have no Child Health services and it is limited elsewhere Sadly Anecdotal evidence and screening is that the gap is going to get wider in the future Maternal and Child Health Services need to be able to provide screening and prevention health education health promotion and to support community development not just clinics and immunisation

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