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.

Latest news on Community Child Health

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Get involved

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

Satellite Day


The 2021 Chapter of Community Child Health Satellite Day will feature 1 webinar a month 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


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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