Research to improve health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and babies

Department of Health

Research to improve health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and babies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women currently have limited access to maternity and midwifery care that meets their cultural, spiritual, social, emotional and physical needs.

Research has highlighted the importance of culturally safe models of care for birthing mothers, which help give babies the best possible start in life.

The MRFF 2021 Improving the Health and Wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mothers and Babies grant opportunity is supporting research that will improve access to culturally safe care during pregnancy, birthing and the post-natal period.

Up to $15 million is available over four years from 2021-22 to 2024-25 under the MRFF’s Emerging Priorities and Consumer-Driven Research initiative.

Applications open on 12 August 2021, and close on 25 November 2021.

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