Monitoring the ‘Strong Women, Strong Babies, Strong Culture Program’: The first eight years
Article first published online: 24 NOV 2003
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 39, Issue 9, pages 668–672, December 2003
How to Cite
Tursan d’Espaignet, E., Measey, M., Carnegie, M. and Mackerras, D. (2003), Monitoring the ‘Strong Women, Strong Babies, Strong Culture Program’: The first eight years. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 39: 668–672. doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1754.2003.00272.x
- Issue published online: 24 NOV 2003
- Article first published online: 24 NOV 2003
- Accepted for publication 15 May 2003.
- health services;
Objective: To assess improvements in perinatal health following the introduction of the Strong Women, Strong Babies, Strong Culture (SWSBSC) Program in two groups of Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.
Methods: A comparison of pre and post birthweights in intervention and control communities in rural and remote regions in the Top End of the Northern Territory was performed.
Results: Significant improvements in birthweight were observed for Group 1 communities with no significant change in Group 2.
Conclusion: There is a need to better understand how the intervention differed in the two groups of communities.