Community involvement and participation

The Healthy Happy Beginnings Project in Melbourne’s West

A successful demonstration project - called Healthy Happy Beginnings - was established by working with the Karen community (from Burma).

Community feedback about gaps in services and information was a catalyst for developing the program, and the Karen community have continued to be actively involved in refining how the program works to support their community. 

For further information about the Healthy Happy Beginnings Project click here.

The Group Pregnancy Care Study will facilitate multi-faceted opportunities for refugee background bicultural staff to build capabilities relevant to improving maternal and child health outcomes in their communities through participation in service delivery and research activities.

Bicultural workers will be involved in program delivery as members of the multidisciplinary teams providing care to women during and after pregnancy.

In addition, bicultural researchers will contribute to program evaluation providing opportunities for building their skills and knowledge of research activities.