Chapter of Community Child Health

The Chapter of Community Child Health (CCCH) is a Chapter of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Paediatrics & Child Health Division that connects and supports Fellows and Trainees in Australia and New Zealand interested in Community Child Health.

We promote Community Child Health through training, continuing professional development, excellence in skills, expertise and ethical standards. We support an ecological framework for understanding and responding to child health issues, and act as an authoritative body for consultation in Community Child Health. We advocate on behalf of our members and are committed to promoting study by developing training programs for doctors. Our areas of interest include, Child Development and Behaviour, Child Population Health and Child Protection.

About Community Child Health

Community Child Health is a branch of Paediatric Medicine focussed on the health and development of children in a broader community context. Community Child Health Paediatricians work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team of medical professionals to improve the health and wellbeing of children and their families.

Becoming a CCCH Member

Training in Community Child Health

The Chapter of Community Child Health runs the Community Child Health Advanced Training Program.

Find out more about the Advanced Training program in Community Child Health.

Get involved

You can get involved in the Chapter and connect with other CCCH Fellows and Trainees in a number of ways:

Satellite Day


In lieu of an in-person Satellite Day event for 2023, a short webinar series has been prepared.


Speaker Topic Date and Time

Rue Wright Memorial Award

Thursday 12 October 6.30pm - 8.00pm AEDT

 Dr Sue Woolfenden

Integrated Care to reduce inequities in Child Health

Thursday 25 October 6.30pm - 7.30pm AEDT

 Dr Alice Johnson

An overview of the 3rd edition (2023) of the RCPCH Purple Book "The Physical Signs of Child Sexual Abuse"

Thursday 9 November 6.30pm - 7.30pm AEDT

 Dr Niroshini Kennedy

Paediatric Hubs

CANCELLED - to be rescheduled (date to be confirmed).

Register to attend


The 2022 Chapter of Community Child Health Satellite Day was held in conjunction with RACP Congress and was held in person at the Pan-Pacific Hotel Melbourne on Sunday 15 May 2022. The meeting was well attended with over 30 members gathering to discuss a wide range of Chapter-relevant topics.

Speaker Topic
Panel discussion: Professor Graham Vimpani, Associate Professor Jill Sewell and Professor Frank Oberklaid Where we came from, where are we going?
Professor Sharon Goldfeld The indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children: a community child health challenge and opportunity for change.
Dr Jin Russell Influencing policy for optimal COVID-19 response for children in Aotearoa.
Dr Jacqueline Small Update of intellectual disability and the shaping landscape of disability into 2022 and beyond. 
Dr Joanna Tully No filter: the emergency of technology-facilitated sexual assault in children – implications for paediatric practice.
Dr Kristelle Hudry Pre-emptive therapy for autism: a new and effective model of clinical support.

Wrap-up and final Q&A was hosted by Dr Paul Hotton, Chair, Chapter of Community Child Health.

This event was not recorded so the presentations are not available to download.


The 2021 Chapter of Community Child Health Satellite Day featured monthly webinars focusing on themes of child population health, child protection and child development and behaviour.

Speaker Topic
Professor John Eastwood Nurturing Children – Development of a Global Well Child Programmatic Framework
Professor Russell Wills Ngā Tahi workforce development work in HB
Professor Desiree Silva The ORIGINS Project: Creating a platform to increase research capacity to better understand non-communicable diseases.
Dr Jeffery Goldhagen Climate Change and Children
Dr Raewyn Mutch FASD in Juvenile Justice
Dr John Malcolm Acute Rheumatic Fever and Heart Disease
Dr Mando Watson How is Connecting Care for Children working to deliver a new model of care for children in the UK?


Community Child Health – a past and future perspective – Professor Jill Sewell
Mental health services for Australian children: What’s wrong and how can we fix it? – Professor Harriet Hiscock


Head trauma prevention (PDF) – Dr Patrick Kelly ONZM
Trauma informed care (PDF) – Prof Graham Vimpani AM
Trauma and language/communication development (PDF) – Sally Kedge
New Zealand gateway program (PDF) – Dr Pat Tuohy

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