National Framework for Universal Child and Family Health Services

7. Conclusion

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Children and families in Australia will benefit from an evidence-based platform of universal child and family health services. A national framework for universal child and family health services will deliver a number of benefits including: promoting consistency of service across jurisdictions; providing a contemporary evidence base for service improvement and progressing towards national performance monitoring; and, the compilation of national population health data for the purposes of comparison across jurisdictions and sub-populations.

The Framework does not seek to prescribe specific service delivery mechanisms or restrict flexibility in delivering innovative services to meet the needs of communities. Rather, the Framework articulates a vision, objectives and principles for a solid platform of universal child and family health services and provides suggestions and support for evidence-based practice.