Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health Strategy (AMIHS) for (CYFS)

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 an 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 0408 617 391

Service available to all Aboriginal women who are pregnant we provide a Midwifery focused service throughout pregnancy and postnatally up to 6 weeks, no referral needed.

 

Macksville

Macksville Community Health
14-22 Boundary St,
Macksville NSW 2447

Phone 0439 882 036

Service available to all Aboriginal women who are pregnant we provide a Midwifery focused service throughout pregnancy and postnatally up to 6 weeks, no referral needed.

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie Community Health Centre

19-31 Morton Street
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Phone 02 6588 2882

Fax 02 6588 2800

Referrals

  • Clients can self refer
  • Referral can come from community health service providers
  • GP’s can refer
  • Referral can be made via internal referral, email, fax or phone.

 

 

Nambucca Heads

Nambucca HealthOne 
4 Fred Brain Avenue

Nambucca Heads NSW 2448

Phone   02  6598 6100

Fax  02 6598 6101

Hours

Service available Monday 08.30-5pm.