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The Hume Xplorer promotes outdoor, nature-based play opportunities that increase physical activity amongst Hume City children aged three to eight years
The Pathways for Children with Developmental Delays (PCDD) project was created to work collaboratively with core project partners and other relevant stakeholders to develop a suite of recommendations to be used by key stakeholder organisations to develop a clearer and more streamlined service system that better prepares for meeting the growing demand for services for children with developmental delays.
Due to the growing demand in Melbourne’s west, local services began reviewing their service provision to children with developmental delays. Partners of HealthWest identified the need for a collaborative approach to this service review, to ensure local redesign initiatives were coordinated and in line with regional needs. In response, the Pathways for Children with Developmental Delays (PCDD) project was created for core service providers and other relevant stakeholders to work in partnership. The work would support a clearer and more streamlined service system that meets the growing demands for services for pre school-aged children with developmental delays.
Findings from the Australian Early Development Census demonstrated that the proportion of children identified as being developmentally vulnerable in Melbourne’s west is increasing, in contrast to Victoria as a whole. The Pathways for Children with Developmental Delays project was created to address this increasing need. HealthWest led a process of in-depth consultation with local service providers, referrers and other stakeholders to identify system challenges. The Referral Decision Aid was launched online November 2017. An evaluation of the Referral Decision Aid was undertaken in July-August 2018 which focused on the reach, usability, effectiveness and outcomes of the Referral Decision Aid.
The Local Health Service Directory has been developed to support the health needs of children and young people living in out of home care. The purpose of this directory is to support access to appropriate and affordable health care and specialist services for al those involved in a child’s care.