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Positive impact of a long-running urban Aboriginal medical service midwifery program

Wong, Raphael; Herceg, Ana; Patterson, Carolyn; Freebairn, Louise; Baker, Ann; Sharp, Peter; Pinnington, Peter; Tongs, Julie


Background: The Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service Aboriginal Midwifery Access Program (AMAP) was established in 2001 to provide antenatal care, birth support and postnatal care to clients in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Aim: To describe the uptake and impact of AMAP services on access to antenatal care, behavioural risk factors and pregnancy outcomes and to compare the characteristics of AMAP clients with other women giving birth in the ACT. Methods: A descriptive study...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2011.01326.x


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