National Framework for Universal Child and Family Health Services

3.1 Purpose of the Framework

Page last updated: 20 May 2013

The National Framework for Universal Child and Family Health Services provides a structure to strengthen (and in some cases build) effective services to ensure all Australian children and their families benefit from quality universal child and family health services. It is intended that a national Framework will deliver a number of benefits including:

  • promoting the availability and the role of universal child and family health services to parents, the community as well as health, education and welfare professionals;
  • promoting consistency of service across jurisdictions;
  • providing a contemporary evidence base for service improvement; and
  • progress towards national performance monitoring and the compilation of national population health data for the purposes of comparison across jurisdictions and subpopulations.