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OC Connect event report

The OC Connect event report is now available…

guest blog post

Place based approaches – applying international lessons

In this guest blog post, Sue West, Group Leader (Policy, Equity and Translation) Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Associate Director, Centre for Community Child Health, The Royal Children’s Hospital, updates us on recent international insights into place based approaches as a strategy for improving population outcomes for children and families.

3 key insights

OC Connect whets appetite

3 key insights OC Connect revealed, as observed by those present…

Straight Up: interviews with backbone leaders: Matthew Cox

Matthew Cox has particular experience in applying collective impact methodologies in the local context, and is our latest backbone leader to be interviewed for this series.

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‘A life-changing ensemble’

Our Executive Director, Dr Michelle Lucas, was recently featured as ‘Changemaker of the Week’ on the Pro Bono Australia website, in an interview that outlined what inspires and challenges her, what drew her to the social sector, and why collective impact is a valuable method in addressing complex social challenges.

Today, we need to celebrate the beautiful children

On National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, we are calling out the need to work towards a more inclusive, caring and loving nation that strongly supports all children, families and communities – because, as the theme for Children’s Day 2016 says: ‘My country, our country, we all belong’.