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Introduction to First 1000 Days Australia



Target audience: Suitable for those working in government, the not-for profit sector and community agencies, research students and academics who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or who have an interest in Indigenous health.

Course summary: This course presents the overall objectives of First 1000 Days Australia, which aims to provide a coordinated, comprehensive intervention addressing the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from pre-conception to two years of age. Through a mix of presentations, group work and case studies, the course will explore how the First 1000 Days Australia Model can be established and implemented across different Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities Australia-wide in partnership with the University of Melbourne and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.

Day one will provide participants with an overview of the First 1000 Days and its adaptation to the Australian context.

Day two will present an overview of the Australian evidence base for the First 1000 Days an a practical guide to establishing First 1000 Days Australia within regional organisations and institutions.

Fee payable: Yes

Delivery mode: On site

Financial support for Indigenous students: Not specified


Dr Rebecca Ritte
University of Melbourne
Ph: (03) 9035 7505


Last updated: 3 February 2017
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