Explore updates on the progression of Every Week Counts: National Preterm Birth Prevention Collaborative as they come
Final Learning Session Goes Off with a Bang!
Learning Session 3 of the Every Week Counts National Collaborative was met with excitement by over 60 participating maternity services across Australia. Interactive activities and presentations were centred on shared learning and evidence-based practice to further support preterm and early term birth reduction.
A suite of resources, including social media graphics, digital banners, factsheets, and media materials, have been created to show support of World Prematurity Day on 17 November 2023. These sources have the capacity to be co-branded with your health service to show involvement.
National Collaborative poised to reduce rates of preterm and early term birth
At Learning Session 2 of the Every Week Counts National Collaborative, representatives from each of the partner organisations shared their thoughts and insights on the Collaborative and how it is poised to make a lasting impact on Australia’s maternity sector.
Article in National Indigenous Times - Giving Indigenous babies the best start in Life
Rates of early birth continue to disproportionately impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women and their newborns. This article describes work underway to give Indigenous babies the best start to life and close the gap in preterm birth rates in the Northern Territory.
The Whole Nine Months Magazine, developed by the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance, is a valuable resource for all pregnant women and those considering a pregnancy. It contains expert editorial relating to the key interventions to prevent early birth, preconception, and pregnancy care.
South Australian Mother’s Support of Preterm Birth Clinic
A consumer representative from Barwon Health, Jade, shares her experience of how the new Barwon Health Preterm Birth Clinic provided critical continuity of care and supported the delivery of her healthy daughter, Pippa, after experiencing loss from preterm birth in her previous pregnancy.
Hundreds descend onto the MCG for 2nd Learning Session
Victorian Minister for Health, the Hon. Mary-Anne Thomas, joined 240 attendees from more than 60 Australian maternity hospitals at the iconic MCG to officially open the second critical Learning Session of the Every Week Counts: National Preterm Birth Prevention Collaborative.
Every Week Counts Resources for Women and Families
These resources developed by Women’s and Babies Research are designed to assist in raising awareness amongst clinicians, women, and their families about the benefits of babies being born closer to their due date at 40 weeks.
Australian Medical Association, WA Blogpost on the National preterm birth prevention collaborative
The Every Week Counts – National Collaborative was featured in the Australian Medical Association (WA) blog in December 2022, where the National Collaborative’s strategy for safely lowering preterm and early term birth rates in participating maternity units across Australia was highlighted.
Starting life on an even field remains a challenge for Australian First Nations babies. Dr. Kiarna Brown, Obstetrician, Gynaecologist, and Northern Territory Lead of the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance, explains the impact that preterm and early term birth has on First Nation Australian families.
Frances Perry House launches their involvement in Collaborative in grand style
Frances Perry House is the only Private Hospital to be a part of the Every Week Counts National Collaborative. In early February, Frances Perry held a dinner meeting at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne to officially launch their involvement in the National Collaborative.
Inspiring Yarn with First Nations women at Learning Session 2
Prof Yvette Roe, Prof Cath Chamberlain, Dr Kiarna Brown, Kristie Watego and Storm Henry in a very special ‘Yarn’ that generated powerful reflections and thought-provoking ideas on how to deliver culturally safe maternal & newborn care for First Nations communities.
Australian College of Midwives Webinar - Preterm Birth: Every Week Counts
Dr Barb Vernon and Prof Jonathan Morris presented this eye-opening webinar for the Australian College of Midwives in October 2022, where they highlighted why it’s important for babies to be born at or beyond 39 weeks gestation and how the Every Week Counts National Collaborative aims to reduce rates of preterm and early term birth Australia wide.
WHA acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia, including the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the Kamberri/Canbeerra region upon which our office is located.
We are committed to supporting health services and professionals across the WHA community to partner with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders and communities to ensure their maternal, newborn and women's health services are culturally safe and providing equitable outcomes for women, their families and communities.
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