About us

From L-R Jenny Proimos, Kathryn Carmo, Frank Oberklaid, Peter Procopis, Julie Curtin,
Kevin Forsyth, Jill Sewell, Gervase Chaney, Arno Ebner
The Academy of Child and Adolescent Health was recently incorporated (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.