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Healthy Under 5 Kids Program presentation. Child and Youth Health 2011. HU5K program is based on evidence that supports a focus on: Physical health Cognitive Psychosocial and Behavioural development to improve the health of children. (Remote Atlas, HU5K program, 2009).

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HealthyUnder 5 Kids

Program presentation

Child and Youth Health


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Healthy Under 5 Kids Schedule




First visit


8 week check


4 months


6 months

9 months


12 months



18 months


2 years

3 years



4 years

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HU5K Risk Assessment

to be completed by 8 weeks

Social Emotional Health Assessment

Talking points used throughout the documents as a guide.

In “Assessments” in PCIS

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  • SIDS Growth

    5x Higher 10% stunted

    77% Smoker in household 20% underweight

    71% Bed sharing 5% wasted

    37% Tobacco smoke exposure 5% overweight

    33% Soft sleeping surfaces

    Illness Immunisations

    41% Untreated dental caries 16% Immunisations due

    29% Ear disease

    16% Anaemia

    18% Skin sores or scabies


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Healthy Under 5 Kids Schedule

  • Anticipatory Guidance: age appropriate education and support

  • Social and Emotional health

  • Child Development

  • Common health problems - Early identification and management of, such as ear disease

  • Child Growth and Nutrition

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Components - Anticipatory Guidance


  • Support parents in their role as primary caregivers

    Oral Health

  • Maternal oral health important

  • Lift the Lip

  • Value of baby teeth – teething cleaning and diet

    Injury prevention

  • Watch Children around, water, fires

  • Use appropriate vehicle restraints

    Promote, play and development and reading

  • Encourage play and interaction between child, parents and carers

  • Support parent to link into community playgroups, childcare crèche etc

  • Encourage reading to children from an early age

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Components - Anticipatory Guidance

  • Hygiene

    • Wash babies at least every second day

    • Appropriate rubbish disposal (especially for soiled nappies)

    • Tissue spears

  • SIDS

    • Safe sleeping practices

    • No smoking around infants and children

    • Not co-sleeping when using alcohol or drugs

  • Nutrition messages

    • Exclusive Breast Feeding until 6 months

    • Introduction of solids at 6 months

    • 3 meals, 2 snacks per day for older children

  • Vaccination

    • Follow NT Childhood vaccination schedule

    • Timeliness important

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Risk Assessment - Medical and Social

Medical – e.g. low birth weight (<2,500g) or premature

Social - life stress, financial stress, Mental illness, urgent housing issues, AOD

Supporting families -Being a support base for social and emotional health

Brief Intervention - Exposure to cigarette smoke, alcohol - use SNAPE

Social Emotional and Domestic & Family Violence screening

Every one has the opportunity to disclose

Mandatory reporting – for serious physical harm

Perinatal depression

Components - Social and Emotional Health

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Not doing developmental assessments but have a safety net approach

Early identification of developmental delay & disability

Key alerts, developmental pointers, train staff to understand development

Refer to DMO if concern - especially if the family are concerned DMO should refer to paediatrician for further investigation

Adopt a Public Health approach - when condition is prevalent provide intervention to all - through supported playgroups, family centres, quality crèches, reading at home, school readiness

Components -Child Development

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Growth Faltering approach



Dental Disease

Skin infections

Ear disease and Hearing loss

Components of Health Check Early Identification and Management of Health Problems

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Health Check by a GP

Doctors & RAN’s, AHW’s can share the workload

Child must be seen by a doctor

Annually, but can be 9 months between checks

Medicare Item 715

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Resources a GP– How to Find HU5K via intranet

Alternatively Google “HU5K”

to find program

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Example a GP

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Queries can be answered by the a GP

Child Health Nurse or Child Health Worker

allocated to your community.

They can be contacted via Health Development office numbers below:

Health Development - Child and Youth Health

Central Australia Office Top End Office

8955 6100 8922 7712