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The research arm of RSTO aims to uncover and share evidence-based strategies and solutions to address the unfair and avoidable differences in health outcomes many children and families face, with a focus on improving service quality, quantity, and participation.

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    Journal article Mar 2021

    A Novel 3-part approach to tackle the problem of health inequities in early childhood

    This paper proposes three novel ideas and argues how – when used collectively – these ideas could contribute to more equitable outcomes for children experiencing disadvantage and adversity.

    Molloy, C., Moore, T., O'Connor, M., Villanueva, K., West, S., & Goldfeld, S. (2021). A Novel 3-Part Approach to Tackle the Problem of Health Inequities in Early Childhood. Academic Pediatrics, 21(2), 236–243.

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2020.12.005
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    Journal article Jan 2021

    Effects of sustained nurse home visiting programs for disadvantaged mothers and children

    This study systematically reviewed the available literature on sustained nurse home visiting programs. The findings will support policymakers and practitioners in making evidence-informed decisions about which programs are best suited to addressing specific maternal and child outcomes for families experiencing disadvantage.

    Molloy, C., Beatson, R., Harrop, C., Perini, N., & Goldfeld, S. (2021). Systematic review: Effects of sustained nurse home visiting programs for disadvantaged mothers and children. Journal of advanced nursing, 77(1), 147–161.https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14576

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14576
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    Journal article Oct 2019

    Potential of ‘stacking’ early childhood interventions to reduce inequities in learning outcomes

    Using data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, this study investigated the effect of five evidence-based services from 0-5 years on children's reading at 8-9 years.

    Molloy, C., O'Connor, M., Guo, S., Lin, C., Harrop, C., Perini, N., & Goldfeld, S. (2019). Potential of 'stacking' early childhood interventions to reduce inequities in learning outcomes. J Epidemiol Community Health, 73(12), 1078-1086.

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/jech-2019-212282
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Restacking the Odds is a collaboration between the Centre for Community Child Health at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Bain & Company and Social Ventures Australia.

RSTO would like to acknowledge the support of project partners the Paul Ramsay Foundation and Seer Data.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.