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Please see our Group Pregnancy Care Study Newsletter below:

Please see program recently featured on SBS Word News:‘Karen community ‘mother’s club’ making life easier for refugee mums-to-be’ 

Riggs E, Muyeen S, Brown S, Dawson W, Petschel P, Tardiff W, Norman F, Vanpraag D, Szwarc J, Yelland J. Cultural safety and belonging for refugee background women attending group pregnancy care: An Australian qualitative study. Birth. 2017;44(2):145-152

Riggs E, Yelland J Brown S, Dawson W, Szwarc J, Casey S. Group Pregnancy Care for Refugee Background Women. Bridging the Gap Policy and Practice Brief No. 2. Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, 2017.

Yelland J, Riggs E, Szwarc J, Vanpraag D, Dawson W, Brown S. Improving the ascertainment of refugee-background people in health datasets and health services. Australian Health Review. 2017

Riggs E, Yelland J, Duell-Piening P, Brown SJ. Improving health literacy in refugee populations. The Medical Journal of Australia. 2016;204(1):9-10.

Riggs E, Yelland J, Szwarc J, Wahidi S, Casey S, Chesters D, Fouladi F, Duell-Piening P, Giallo R, Brown S. Fatherhood in a New Country: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Experiences of Afghan Men and Implications for Health Services. Birth. 2016;43(1):86-92.

Riggs E, Yelland J, Szwarc J, Casey S, Chesters D, Duell-Piening P, Wahidi S, Fouladi F, Brown S. Promoting the inclusion of Afghan women and men in research: reflections from research and community partners involved in implementing a `proof of concept' project. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2015;14(1):13

Yelland J, Riggs E, Szwarc J, Casey S, Dawson W, Vanpraag D, East C, Wallace E, Teale G, Harrison B, Petschel P, Furler J, Goldfeld S, Mensah F, Biro MA, Willey S, Cheng IH, Small R, Brown S. Bridging the Gap: using an interrupted time series design to evaluate systems reform addressing refugee maternal and child health inequalities. Implementation Science. 2015;10(1):62.

Yelland J, Riggs E, Wahidi S, Fouladi F, Casey S, Szwarc J, Duell-Piening P, Chesters D, Brown S. How do Australian maternity and early childhood health services identify and respond to the settlement experience and social context of refugee background families? BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2014;14(1):348.