- Dr James Fitzpatrick: Paediatrician and Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia
- Winthrop Professor Karen Edmond: School of Paediatrics and Child Health, The University of Western Australia
- Professor Jane Latimer: Deputy Director Musculoskeletal Division, Head Paediatric Program Musculoskeletal Division, The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney
- Professor Branko Celler: Chief Scientist, CSIRO Computational Informatics in Australia
- Dr Trevor Mazzuchelli: Clinical Psychologist, Curtin University
- Mr Glenn Pearson: Manager Aboriginal Research Development, Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia
- Associate Professor Jane Valentine: Paediatrician and Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Western Australia
- Ms Edie Wright: Manager of Aboriginal Education, Department Education and Training in the Kimberley District Education Office
- Dr Heather Carmichael Olsen: Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Washington
- Dr Rochelle Watkins: Epidemiologist and Senior Research Fellow, Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia
- Professor John Boulton: Senior Regional Paediatrician Kimberley Health region, Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics, The University of Newcastle
- Ms Maureen Carter: CEO Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services
Approvals for the Project to proceed were secured in October 2012 and a period of consultation and planning is already underway. This Project is supported by WACHS (Kimberley), Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services, the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (TICHR), the Fitzroy Futures Forum Governing Committee, and the Kimberley Education Regional Office.
To meet the Project objectives, a child health team will be formed with existing nursing, allied health and paediatric services, that currently operate relatively independently. Interagency planning and service delivery will be facilitated through synchronizing clinic schedules, participating in joint clinic intake planning, conducting clinical services in the same place and at the same time, and working together on treatment plans and follow-up. Clinicians will work in close partnership with schools and community members; and primary health services will better integrate with specialist outreach services.
This Project responds to high service needs identified in the Lililwan Project Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) research, which Dr James Fitzpatrick, is a Chief Investigator.