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Aboriginal Maternity Services
Support Unit (AMSSU)

Who we are

Map of Western AustraliaThe Aboriginal Maternity Services Support Unit (AMSSU)

The AMSSU provides evidence based clinical advice, research, resources, formation, linkage, and professional development in consultation with regions in Western Australia.

The AMSSU strategic intent has been developed in conjunction with recommendations from the Aboriginal Health Council of WA (AHCWA) Maternal and Child Health Strengths and Needs Analysis together with the AHCWA Aboriginal Maternal and Child Health Model of Care.

All governments recognise that a shared commitment to improvements in Indigenous child mortality require better access to antenatal care, teenage sexual and reproductive health services, child and maternal health services and integrated child and family learning services that focus on quality learning, child care and parent and family support.

The AMSSU, as part of the Women and Newborn Health Service (WNHS), has been funded under element two of the National Partnership Agreement. The unit will work in partnership with service providers and stakeholders to assist and support metropolitan, rural and remote service providers in primary, secondary and tertiary services providing maternity care for Aboriginal families.

The AMSSU is underpinned by a collaborative relationship with the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia. The shared vision of both organisations is to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal families by supporting the provision of excellence and leadership inhealth care for women and babies in Western Australia.

Vision

Working together to Close the Gap.

Mission

Improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children in Western Australia.

We value

  • Collaboration – working together with a sense of collective purpose
  • Cultural Respect – respecting and incorporating the views, beliefs, rights, and customs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Equity – reducing inequalities in health, maximising opportunities for health improvement
  • Engagement – Recognition of the importance of consumer engagement and community participation as integral to the planning, implementation and evaluation of the AMSSU. Working with stakeholders to ensure solutions to local issues.
  • Excellence – committed to supporting access to high quality evidenced based care
  • Integrity – doing what we say we will do

Strategic Plan

Aboriginal Maternity Services Support Unit Strategic Plan 2010-2014

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