Our Vision
Our Vision
Our vision is to reduce the devastating impact of stillbirth for women, families and the wider community through improving care to reduce the number of stillborn babies and to reduce the impact of this loss.
People + Partners
People + Partners
Meet the network of people, organisations, and professional institutions driving research and program implementation across the Stillbirth CRE.
Our work
Our Work
Explore some of the latest Stillbirth CRE research projects, scientific studies, and educational campaigns on stillbirth prevention and care after stillbirth.
News + Events
News + events
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Objectives

Our objectives are to reduce the number of stillbirths that occur after 28 weeks’ gestation, and to improve the quality of care received by families whose baby is stillborn.

Priority setting

The Stillbirth CRE program addresses major actions within the Stillbirth National Action and Implementation Plan and priorities identified in two multi-stakeholder prioritisation exercises. The Stillbirth CRE first identified research priorities for Australia  in 2015 and renewed these in 2020. 

The Stillbirth CRE research program comprises four areas and incorporates cross-cutting themes of diversity and equity:   

  1. Data to drive change. We draw on existing and novel data systems to gain comprehensive, timely data to drive practice and policy change.  
  2. Novel approaches to prevention.  We identify novel solutions through discovery science and carry out large-scale trials in stillbirth prevention.  
  3. Implementing prevention strategies. We provide scalable interventions to enable health services to reduce the gap between what is known and what is done in maternity care to reduce stillbirth.  
  4. Optimising bereavement care. We generate the evidence-base for implementation of effective parent-centred care following stillbirth or neonatal death in hospital and community setting throughout Australia.  

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