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The Victorian Child Health Record. Helen Cunningham Implementation Manager Key Ages & Stages Project Maternal and Child Health DEECD. The Review of the CHR. PWC Benchmarking, Literature Review, Report Focus testing

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The victorian child health record

The VictorianChild Health Record

Helen Cunningham

Implementation Manager

Key Ages & Stages Project

Maternal and Child Health


The review of the chr
The Review of the CHR

  • PWC Benchmarking, Literature Review, Report


  • Focus testing

  • The revised Child Health Record now better meets the needs of parents and practitioners and reflects the changes to the Maternal and Child Health service implemented in 2009 through the revised Key Ages and Stages Framework.

The objectives of the chr
The objectives of the CHR

In consultation with key stakeholders, the following objectives were defined:

  •  Paper-based, parent-held record of their child’s health, growth and development

  •  Prompt for parents to attend maternal and child health visits and ask key health, growth and development questions at those visits

  •  A device that facilitates key child health and development education and promotion

The objectives of the chr1
The objectives of the CHR

  • A document that complements and aligns with the Service’s clinical practice, including the revised KAS Framework

  •  Method of facilitating communication between parents, health professionals and other service providers.

    These objectives informed the development of the revised CHR.

The new look
The new look:





Tabs/ sections x16


Plastic sleeves

No carbon pages

More space

Child health information your guide
Child Health Information: your guide

Booklet not included with new CHR

Refer to websites for information:

This site has been updated and provides a link to the Better Health Channel

Mch telephone line magnet
MCH Telephone Line Magnet

  • Now included in the MCH KAS home visit folder

Section 1 appointments to keep
Section 1 Appointments to keep

  • 10 Key Ages and Stages visits

  • New parent group, other groups

  • Other appointments- 3 pages

Section 2 my health and growth record
Section 2 My Health and Growth Record

WHO Growth charts birth – 24 months

  • Girls and boys – head circumference, length, weight

    CDC Growth charts 2-18years

  • Girls and boys – height, weight, BMI

    Presentation at February Conference

  • WHO Growth Charts

  • Jenny Proimos Senior Medical Advisor

    Today: presentation

Section 3 my immunisation record
Section 3 My immunisation record


Understanding childhood immunisation
Understanding Childhood immunisation

Booklet not included with new CHR

Schedule details now included with content of CHR

Website link provided:

Updates to schedule

Section 4 my birth details
Section 4 My birth details

Eyes: Red reflex test



Section 6 2 week visit
Section 6 2 week visit

Same sections in all KAS visits

Specific to developmental age

VIHSP & vision


Section 6 2 week visit1
Section 6 2 week visit

Extra space


Section 7 4 week visit section 8 8 week visit section 9 4 month visit
Section 7: 4 week visitSection 8: 8 week visitSection 9: 4 month visit

Section 11 12 month visit section 12 18 month visit section 13 2 year visit section 14 3 year visit
Section 11: 12 month visit 3.5 yearsSection 12: 18 month visitSection 13: 2 year visitSection 14: 3 ½ year visit

The blue child health record
The (Blue) Child Health Record 3.5 years

still relevant and can be used for all children

PEDS booklet- to be added

WHO growth charts- can be added

New clients: if 2 years or 3.5years- Blue CHR

Distribution of my health and development record
Distribution of: 3.5 years ‘My Health and Development Record’

Distributed and printed by DEECD

All Maternity Services in Victoria

Quarterly- next delivery date is next week

Being distributed from next week

Box=20 (weight of box has reduced)

Previous versions of CHR- still relevant and can be used

Information flyers website
Information flyers: 3.5 yearswebsite

All enquiries mch@edumail vic gov au 1300791423
all enquiries 3.5