Save the date: The First 1000 Days Policy and Implementers Symposium

Policy and Implementers Symposium
8.30am (Registration) for 9.00am – 4.30pm, Thursday 5 November 2015

Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street, The University of Melbourne, Carlton

Chair: Professor Kerry Arabena
Hosted by: Onemda VicHealth Group, Indigenous Health Equity Unit

The day's program can be downloaded here.

The time between pregnancy and a child’s birth is a critical period in which to shape healthier and more prosperous futures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Australian Model of the First 1000 Days will provide a co-ordinated, comprehensive intervention addressing the specific needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from conception to two years of age.

Throughout 2015, three Symposia were held to engage key stakeholders and to build a core knowledge base, combining insights from scientific research, program evaluation and on-the-ground experience. The engagement and consultation process enabled through these previous Symposia provide a practical underpinning for the development of The Australian Model of the First 1000 Days.

This fourth and final Symposium will target policy makers and implementers to identify ways in which policy processes can respond to the evidence generated from our previous First 1000 Days symposia. We look forward to incorporating your experience, expertise and insights into this critical research, and hope to provide opportunities for generative discussion and possible collaborations.

Please RSVP to the First 1000 Days: Policy and Implementers Symposium by Wednesday 28 October at:

Should you have any queries concerning the Symposium please do not hesitate to contact Jasmin 03 8344 0813 ( or Stacey 03 9035 3008 (

We look forward to seeing at this event.