Inequities in Child Health Position Statement launched

Date published:
15 May 2018

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell launched the College’s position statement on inequities in child health at Congress on Monday, 14 May.

Developed by a Paediatric Working Group co-chaired by Professor Sharon Goldfeld and Associate Professor Susan Woolfenden, the position statement  includes a comprehensive range of recommendations that call on the government to:

  • report annually against the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Children’s Headline Indicators to keep governments accountable
  • develop equitable access indicators for children accessing health services and report on performance annually
  • appoint a National Chief Paediatrician to provide clinical leadership in paediatric healthcare policies and programs.
View the Position Statement now or contact policy@racp.edu.au for further information.​

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