The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health
Dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of every newborn, child and young person in order that
they may reach their maximum potential. The Academy intends to achieve this by:
Education
The provision of education for healthcare professionals in the support of evidence based practice & fostering the highest standards of training, practice, teaching and research in child and youth healthcare
Strategies
Promotion of strategies to increase the effectiveness of care delivered to children, young people and their families to help improve outcomes, advocating for children, youth and their families in matters relating to their health and well-being
Communication
Effective communication and liaison with other health agencies to build positive relationships with other child and adolescent health care providers. Promoting preventive and positive environmental health strategies and support for the role of diverse families in the care of children
Our Story
The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health was incorporated in December 2016 as a not for profit company dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of every newborn, child and young person in order that they may reach their maximum potential. The Academy intends to achieve this by: The provision of education for healthcare professionals in the support of evidence based practice; Fostering the highest standards of training, practice, teaching and research in child and youth healthcare; Promotion of strategies to increase the effectiveness of care delivered to children, young people and their families to help improve outcomes; Advocating for children, youth and their families in matters relating to their health and well-being, including collaboration with other similarly purposed organisations and stakeholders; Developing public information and education programs designed to improve the health and welfare of infants, children, adolescents, and young people; Promotion of effective communication and liaison with other health agencies and building positive relationships with other child and adolescent health care providers Promoting preventive and positive environmental health strategies; and Support for the role of diverse families in the care of children.
Membership

Ordinary memberships

Ordinary memberships are available to Fellow of the RACP or equivalent with recognition to practice as a paediatrician in Australia or New Zealand...

Student memberships

Student memberships are available to a medical student in an Australian or New Zealand medical school who has an interest in paediatrics and provides evidence of medical course enrolment...

Retired Memberships

Retired Memberships are available to a current or former Member who has completely retired from active clinical practice; or a retired Fellow of the RACP or equivalent who held accreditation to practise as a paediatrician in Australia or New Zealand...

Overseas Associate Membership

Overseas Associate Membership are available to an individual who resides outside Australia or New Zealand who is registered to practice as a paediatrician by a recognized overseas authority...