Jajum Bajara Program
Yulu Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (YBB) have partnered IUIH and Redland Hospital, Metro South Health (MSH) to provide a holistic service for Indigenous families.
This service is titled ‘Jajum Bajara – Through these footsteps we honour our Elders who have gone before us, acknowledge those guiding us now and growing our tomorrow’. The Jajum Bajara program delivers clinical outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and babies participating in the program and continues to deliver outstanding results.
Jajum Bajara is a maternity service designed and delivered for Indigenous women and newborns that encompasses the following elements:
- Ensures continuity of midwifery care with 24/7 access to pregnancy, birthing and postnatal care provided by the same midwife
- Is community based;
- Incorporates contemporary Indigenous culture and practice;
- Promotes connection to land and country;
- Incorporates a holistic definition of health;
- Values Indigenous and non-Indigenous ways of knowing and learning;
Women and their families in the Jajum Bajara model have the benefits of wrap-around services through the partnership. The focus on Jajum Bajara is providing women with choices about the care her and her family receives.
To access this program you don’t have to be a Yulu-Burri-Ba patient. But if you are, you just need to see our deadly GP’s for a referral to the program.
A strong interest in the BiOC model across Australia and internationally has seen these results published in the Lancet’s eClinicalMedicine Journal (June 2019).