The Alliance has welcomed the announcement of $13.7 million in Federal Government funding to bolster its ongoing efforts to lower the rate of preterm birth across Australia.
The latest Atlas of Healthcare Variation has identified key areas for healthcare improvement across six clinical topics including early planned births.
Rates of early birth in Canberra have fallen dramatically and it’s been credited to a pioneering Alliance program to prevent preterm birth and its far-reaching impacts.
Stories of preterm birth are stories of joy and heartbreak, faith and love. Moving and uplifting. They have the power to inspire.
In June 2018, the Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance (APBPA) was established with a singular goal, to safely lower the rate of preterm birth across Australia.
The Alliance is playing a central role in identifying, implementing and evaluating prevention strategies to reduce rates of preterm birth in each state and territory.
Pregnant women in South Australia will now be screened for omega-3 levels in a bid to reduce the number of premature births.
In his feature article in the latest Australian Midwifery News, Dr Christoph Lehner explains the importance of a collaborative and holistic approach to enable preterm birth prevention.