Longitudinal Study of Australian Children's Child Health CheckPoint

Welcome to the Child Health CheckPoint of the LongitudinCheckPoint Logoal Study of Australian Children (LSAC).

The Child Health CheckPoint is a new phase of the Growing Up in Australia study. It is a special one-off physical health assessment offered to the 11-12 year old children in Growing Up in Australia.

The aim of the project is to learn more about the health of young Australians as they pass through the 'checkpoint' between being children and teenagers. Its information will help researchers and policy-makers understand how a child's first decade determines their health as they approach the teenage years. Because health issues can run in families, we also offer a health check to the child's parent or guardian in the same session. We hope the data will help improve prevention and treatment of illness, and the promotion of health throughout society.

Growing Up in Australia's younger children are invited to take part as the CheckPoint moves around Australia in 2014-15. The state-of-the-art health activities measure heart, lung, kidney and bone health, fitness, strength, vision, hearing, diet, activity and more.

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Contact us

Child Health CheckPoint

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road

Phone: 1800 784 748 (free call except from mobiles)

Email: LSAC.ChildHealthCheckPoint@mcri.edu.au