On the road to a healthier Australia
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Our Mission by 2030
Reduce educational vulnerability by 50% by promoting every child’s safety, health and education.
Source: Australian Early Development Census
- To improve access to local, safe, quality early childhood education and care services for pre-school children.
- To provide access to tools for the early childhood education and care sector that promote safe, health and educational outcomes.
- To provide Early Childhood Education and Care services with a referral pathway to early intervention for vulnerable families and children
Areas of Focus
To empower parents to design and execute practical solutions to the challenges they face as parents.
To engage with local communities to understand the reasons why children are not accessing early childhood education and care services.
Early Childhood Education and Care sector
To provide tools to the ECEC sector in order that they can build capacity and capability in response to the unique needs of each child.
Interagency Local Pathway
To facilitate the development of an interagency local pathway of early intervention support for children and parents as required locally.
Healthy Australia brings together technology, evidence, innovation and partners to help preschool children reach their potential.
We provide access to programs to the early childhood education and care sector which includes the following:
In 2013, the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Population Health and Healthy Australia partnered in the design and evaluation of an evidence-based web intervention into ‘business as usual’ Federal CCMS activities to improve the diets of children in Australian childcare.
Healthy Australia is proud to partner with CAPS and HubHello on SAFE, a world-first early intervention program that uses machine learning and language processing technology to identify children potentially at risk of abuse or neglect.
Educate was developed in consultation with Community Child Care Cooperative NSW to provide Australian early education and care services with a professional, practical and efficient way to plan and document children’s learning.
Thriving Together is a grassroots movement focused on reducing educational vulnerabilities in children transitioning to school by strengthening resilience within families, communities, early education and care services and the local health, welfare and social care system.
We are driven by “what works” and “what matters”.
We combine “what works” with “what matters” to co-create local solutions that deliver better and sustainable early childhood development outcomes.
The research and evidence on early childhood development is clear. The gap between what we know works and delivering that practice on the ground is approximately 17 years. We are committed to closing that gap.
The local context within each community is unique. We work with the local community to understand “what matters” to them.
We partner with a technology company HubHello to provide Early Childhood Education and Care services with access to child protection, healthy eating and learning programs.
We connect local healthy, community and welfare services with the Early Childhood and Education sector to provide simple access to early intervention for children and families as required.
Healthy Australia partners with a number of key agencies to bring together a set of expertise to drive better early childhood development outcomes across Australia. This collaborative is known as Thriving Together.
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We work with local communities and Early Education and Care Services when we are invited to do so. We rely on funding from philanthropic foundations, government grants and community.
$10 a child per year is what it takes to reduce early childhood development vulnerability in Australia.
If you want to donate, partner with us or invite us to work with you please contact Healthy Australia.