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Bridging the Gap is a partnership program that brings together health service clinicians and managers, policy makers and researchers to bring about sustainable improvements in the quality of maternity and early childhood health care to improve health and health care outcomes for families of refugee background. The Bridging the Gap partnership aims to work towards earlier and better identification of families of refugee background, and increasing understanding of the refugee experience.
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Current studies on acquired or traumatic brain injuries are investigating areas such as mental health outcomes, the impact of parent- and child- based interventions, social function and long term consequences of brain injuries.
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The Childhood to Adolescence Transition Study (CATS) is a unique longitudinal study of children in metropolitan Melbourne as they approach adolescence. The study began in 2012 and is following over 1200 children from Grade 3 (8-9 years of age). The study aims to improve understanding of the many influences on the health and emotional adjustment of children as they approach their teens.
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The 2000 Stories project (Victorian Adolescent Health Cohort Study) is a landmark longitudinal study spanning more than 20 years. The project began in 1992, when a group of around 2000 Year 9 students aged 14 to 15 were selected to participate. In 2006, additional funding was received to extend the 2000 Stories study to examine health and well-being across generations in the Victorian Intergenerational Health Cohort Study.
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This project aims to identify the lifestyle factors which are common to children suffering from food allergy, assess the impact of food allergy on risk of asthma and severity and identify factors which likely to modify control of food allergy and asthma.
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This innovative study possibly provides the greatest opportunity for finding a preventable cause of childhood cancer. It aims to examine associations between environmental exposures and the incidence of childhood cancers by pooling prospective population data from one million pregnant mothers and their babies.
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‘Good health and humane care for all mothers and families’. The Maternal Health Study collects information on common maternal physical and psychological health problems, aiming to improve understanding of social and obstetric factors influencing maternal and child health.
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This project invites children and adults who have a speech disorder and their family members to take part in this Australia-wide study, exploring the genetic and neural contributions to speech and language disorders.
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Mi-iron is a research project which aims to measure the effect of reducing moderate iron overload back to the normal range in people with haemochromatosis. This study will compare two groups of people and measure improvement of symptoms such as fatigue, mood and general feeling of well-being.
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The HAPPI (Harmonizing Age Pathology Parameters in Kids) Study aims to collect blood samples from around 5,000 children to establish age-appropriate reference ranges in haematology, immunology, and biochemistry.