Best Start is a Victorian government early years initiative. It supports families, caregivers and communities to provide the best possible environment, experiences and care for young children in the important years from birth through to school.
The Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity reviews all cases of maternal, perinatal and paediatric mortality and morbidity, and provides strategic advice on avoiding preventable deaths to the Minister for Health and the department.
My Health and Development Record is given to you at the birth of your baby while you are still in hospital. It is an important record of your baby's health, growth and development throughout their early years of their life. It is designed for you to keep and to record your child's milestones, health, growth, development and immunisations throughout their childhood.