The Indigenous Smoking and Pregnancy Roundtable was held on 20 February 2020 in Canberra, ACT and was chaired by National Coordinator, Professor Tom Calma AO. The meeting brought together an invited group of 35 academic researchers and service providers to consider current needs and future directions for addressing smoking in pregnancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers. Participants included representatives from a number of Regional Tobacco Control Grant recipient organisations.
The Roundtable provided a valuable opportunity for researchers and service providers to share information among themselves and with the Department of Health (DoH) on a range of issues relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking and pregnancy. This information will assist the DoH in developing future approaches to these issues and may also lead to increased communication and collaboration among those working in this area.
The agenda and summary report of the presentations and discussions from the day are available to download here.
Indigenous Smoking and Pregnancy Roundtable – agenda
Indigenous Smoking and Pregnancy Roundtable – summary report
Professor Catherine Chamberlain
Reflections on evidence from trials of interventions for supporting women to stop smoking in pregnancy
Associate Professor Deborah Askew
Creating a space for change: lessons from a successful smoking cessation in pregnancy program
Associate Professor Gillian Gould
Overview of health provider, family and patient approaches to address smoking cessation in pregnancy
Smoking and Indigenous pregnancy: what is happening in North East Arnhem Land
Dr Justine Daly
Enhancing smoking cessation care in Aboriginal Maternity Services. Implementation of Quit for New Life in the Hunter New England Local Health District of NSW
Luke Dumas and Sharrna Parter
Smoking and Pregnancy
Associate Professor Megan Passey
Reflections from research on supporting women to quit
Quitskills and IQEP SA/NT
Dr Michelle Bovill
Privileging the voices of Aboriginal in the discussion: What ngidhi yinaaru nhal yayi (this woman told me) about smoking during pregnancy
Ngara Keeler and Sarah Agius
Maternal Health Tackling Smoking Program
Dr Raglan Maddox
Mayi Kuwayu: significant life events for context – conceptual model
Dallas McKeownSmoking and pregnancy in Cape York: challenges and celebrations
Socioecological mapping of barriers and enablers to smoking cessation among Indigenous Australian women during pregnancy and postpartum periods
Kristine Falzon and Hayley Longbottom
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