08 Apr, 2011 Last updated: 21 Jul, 2015

The Kids in Communities Study aims to investigate the community or neighbourhood level factors that affect child development (based on the Australian Early Development Index, a population of measure of early childhood development) and are amenable to change.

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Dr Sharon Goldfeld- Centre for Community Child Health, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

The Kids in Communities Study aims to investigate the community or neighbourhood level factors that affect child development (based on the Australian Early Development Index, a population of measure of early childhood development) and are amenable to change. In this early phase of the study, funding from VicHealth has enabled the collaboration to investigate how best to measure these factors. The project tested a combination of innovative quantitative and qualitative approaches to better measure communities’ assets and challenges in the context of the social, economic, cultural, physical and service environments that might influence children’s development, including the local governance and policy mechanisms.

Full list of research collaborators for Kids in Communities Study