The Finnish Carboard Box program for infant welfare is being proposed as a policy amendment for Australian states. Infant health care policies already exist in Australia, but it is observed that the policies can be improved further. Improvement in the form of improving baby health conditions and decreasing mortality rates is possible. The purpose of this work is to discuss critical policy sections with respect to the following.
Firstly, background issues are discussed as follows. The drivers or motivating factors for change are discussed. The drivers for change are based out of the macro-environment in which the individual lives in. There are individual level factors involved here. Similarly, there are other existing policies which can be related to the context.
Secondly, impact statement is discussed for the different stakeholder groups that are affected. Now the report has considered the divisions based on regional rural impact, climate change impact and more. The form of implementation suggested and the policy instruments are discussed as well. A publicity strategy is required to make people more aware of the policies.
Finally, a thorough evaluation is carried out in which the policy performance indicators and objectives compared against one another. An activity and strategy is prepared and an evaluation time table is arranged as well.
The recommended policy for infant care is that Australia should adopt the baby cardboard box policy. This will help the country to improve its infant survival rate. The current policy settings already focus on child care. They aim at ensuring that quality child care is affordable and accessible to all families is met here. It is also found that the employment status of the parent is seen to play a very major role when it comes to improving the health care of baby. The new amendment will ensure infants of all parents irrespective of their employment status or socio-economic background receive a package that aims at fostering child wellness. Equity is improved here.
Current enquiries that have been made on infant care policies seems to highlight that health care for infant must be focused on some practices of the past, it is also critical that recommendations be informed from the future. The Finnish programs which draw respectable and successful practice scenarios from the past are also seen to draw information on infant mortality statistics from current times. Infant care, NHMRC policies on infant care, infant feeding guidelines and policy and more have been included as part of the assessments.