Mothers and their Children’s Health (MatCH)
MatCH is a new substudy of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.
The MatCH study aims to take a family-centred approach to advance understanding of child health and development in terms of all the children in a family unit, by investigating factors with regard to:
- the history of maternal and family characteristics and
- their effects on the health and development of all the children in the family.
The study will combine detailed data from the ALSWH 1973-78 cohort with new survey data on their children, to paint a picture of family health and health service use that is unparalleled, supporting a more integrated and targeted approach to the delivery of preventative and primary health care for all Australian families.
Please visit the MatCH website for further information.