The Mothers and their Children’s Health substudy
MatCH is a substudy of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH). It is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to investigate the intergenerational determinants of child health and development. The MatCH substudy combines 20 years of ALSWH survey data from mothers with new information on up to three children from each family.
NHMRC Impact Case Study: MatCH
NHMRC produces impact case studies to demonstrate its contribution to raising the standard of individual and public health throughout Australia. These case studies demonstrate that outcomes and impact can take many years, and the combined work of many people and organisations, to generate. Through documenting research translation journeys they show that the creation of knowledge is vital, but also that there are many other activities necessary to generate impact.