Policy roundtable report released

“Partnering with others who share our goal of improving outcomes for the most vulnerable children and families in Australia is the only way we are ever going to make a difference.” Sue West, Associate Director CCCH, Snr Manager MCRI  

A new report into place-based approaches has been released by our impact partners the Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH).

The report captures the presentations and discussion from the July policy roundtable hosted by CCCH, Opportunity Child and the Victorian Government: Emerging patterns in place-based approaches: International perspectives.

MCRI_CCCH_Policy_roundtable_report_coverThe policy roundtable provided a valuable opportunity for participants to collectively examine the lessons from international place-based initiatives, and consider their implications for Australian projects. It featured presentations by local and international guests including Chris Cuthbert (UK), Michael Little (UK), Brian Head (AUS), Moira Inkles (USA) and Tim Reddel (AUS).

Opportunity Child’s Prof David Hogan and then Executive Director Dr Michelle Lucas also added their contributions to the roundtable.

To access additional materials related to the report, including presentations from the Evidence to Impact Symposium (June 2017) and two earlier reports produced by the Centre: Place-based initiatives transforming communities and Place-based reform: shaping change (2012), visit: rch.org.au/ccch/place.

The partnership between Centre for Community Child Health (CCCH) at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the Royal Children’s Hospital and Opportunity Child (OC) enables CCCH to work closely with Opportunity Child to build and execute the OC Impact strategy. CCCH contributes specialist knowledge and unique understanding around data and measurement in place-based, human-centred contexts.

The event was made possible thanks to generous support from the Creswick Foundation and the ten20 Foundation.

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