Foundation House undertakes and contributes to research primarily concerned with accessibility to and the responsiveness of health services to people of refugee backgrounds.
Recent and current projects include:
- Having a baby in a new country – the experience of Afghan families: in partnership with Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
- Bridging the Gap - this project consists of a program of quality improvement initiatives in maternity and maternal and child health services – the study is led by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with participants including Monash Health, Sunshine Hospital and the cities of Greater Dandenong and Wyndham
- A study of the experiences of mental health services of young people of refugee backgrounds – the research was completed in 2013 – a report on the findings has been submitted for publication and a guide for service providers is being prepared.
The findings of our research and the recommendations that flow for policy makers and service providers are disseminated through a variety of means including the publication of reports and articles in journals and presentations to conferences.
Foundation House has an independent ethical review body which is registered with the National Medical Health and Research Council (NHMRC) and functions in accordance with the NHMRC “National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research”.