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Presenting the 'Supported Mothers, Stronger Futures' service model to the Acacia Ridge community

Presenting the 'Supported Mothers, Stronger Futures' service model to the Acacia Ridge community

We were engaged by Acacia Ridge Community Support Inc (ARCSI) to co-design a service model of community-based antenatal care coordination for the Acacia Ridge and nearby communities. A few weeks ago, we proudly presented the findings of this service design process at a workshop led by ARCSI and attended by a range of interested stakeholders, including community sector organisations, service providers, funders and members of the local community.

Documenting the locally available service mix to enhance the coordination of support services for pregnant women in Acacia Ridge

Documenting the locally available service mix to enhance the coordination of support services for pregnant women in Acacia Ridge

Today's blog post is going to cover a piece of work we are currently doing in collaboration with Acacia Ridge Community Support Inc! For those not familiar with what 'service mapping' is, it is essentially a stocktake of available services in the local community to better understand what is available. In our case, we have focussed on services that are either specific to the prenatal period or are relevant for pregnant women to access during a pregnancy. Why are we doing this you ask? We are wanting to document and articulate the many services available to the local community to make it easier for people to access services. Knowing where and how to access services can be daunting for anyone and the service model we are proposing will aim to make accessing services as easy as possible for pregnant women in the local Acacia Ridge community.

Beacon getting to work in Acacia Ridge!

Beacon getting to work in Acacia Ridge!

So it has been a little while since we have thrown up a blog post and thought it was a good time to update you all on one of our passion projects. Midway through this year we were engaged by Acacia Ridge Community Support Inc. to complete a community needs assessment and service design project focussing on the prenatal period as a key time to influence the trajectory of one's lifelong health and prosperity.