Child and youth health: health professionals
The Best Opportunities in Life – Northern Territory Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan 2018–2028
The Best Opportunities in Life - Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan 2018 -2028 aims to improve health and wellbeing services for young people aged 0-24 years old.
Key focus areas are:
- Health development of children and young adults to ensure they are raised and live in an environment that supports, promotes, protects their physical, emotional, cultural and social development.
- Improved health and wellbeing of young people 0-24 years old, by providing a framework to guide health, housing, education, youth justice, child protection and police services in addressing challenges that currently exist in the Territory.
- Focused and evidence-informed support to ensure children are safe and protected from harm.
The Best Opportunities in Life: background
The Best Opportunities in Life Strategic Plan was developed through extensive consultation across Northern Territory Government departments, non-government organisations and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. Young Territorians had input through focus groups and a survey to ensure the plan could be developed in a culturally safe, respectful and compassionate manner.
More information on consultation and data informing the strategic plan is available from The Best Opportunities in Life - Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan 2018–2028 Background document
Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby Book
The Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby booklet is a resource about pregnancy, birth and early parenting for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their families.
The Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby booklet provides information in plain English about:
- antenatal care and tests
- healthy lifestyle choices in pregnancy
- labour and birth options
- being a new parent.
The original booklet was developed as part of the NT Government's Closing the Gap of Indigenous Disadvantage initiative in 2009 and reviewed in 2019 through the Indigenous Advancement Strategy.
The updated Health Pregnancy Healthy Baby booklet is available online.
You can request a hardcopy of the original booklet using the Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Baby Book order form and we will notify you of the postage cost once the order form is received. Submit the order form to RDHStoresOrder.DOH@nt.gov.au.
5th Floor, Manunda Place
38 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0811
PO Box 40596,
Casuarina, NT 0811
Phone: (08) 8985 8015
For more information on child and youth health go to these websites:
Last updated: 12 December 2016
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