Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Strategy (AMIHS)

The Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Strategy (AMIHS) provides culturally appropriate community-based maternity care in pregnancy and the postnatal period up to eight weeks.

The aim of AMIHS is to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal women and non-Aboriginal women with Aboriginal partners during pregnancy and birth.

The care is provided in a partnership model by midwives and Aboriginal Health Workers/Aboriginal Health Education Officers.

AMIHS includes community development activities that provide a holistic approach to developing the health and wellbeing of the women and families involved. The foundations of this strategy incorporate the principles of primary health care and were guided by Aboriginal Community consultations.

Publications relating to the Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Strategy include:

Training and Support Unit for Aboriginal Mothers Babies and Children (TSU)

NSW Health AMIHS Service Delivery Model

AMIHS Workforce Recruitment Plan

For further information on the Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Strategy, please contact the service using the numbers listed below.

Services available at these locations

Coffs Harbour

Galambila Aboriginal Medical Service
Cnr Boambee st & Harbour Dr
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Phone 02 6652 0800

Macksville

Macksville Community Health

Phone 02 6568 0686

Port Macquarie
Kempsey