The purpose of MCaFHNA is to:

  • Provide a forum at a National level for the members to promote a united voice for maternal child and family health nursing.
  • Act as a consultative body on matters relating to maternal child and family health nursing.
  • Promote the clinical specialty of maternal child and family health nursing based on a primary health care model.
  • Encourage and support nursing research in maternal child and family health.
  • Facilitate cooperation between professional member associations in each State and Territory.
  • In consultation with State/Territory Groups, promote initiatives which have a national importance in maternal child and family health nursing.

Our Values:

Trust non-judgmental, empowering , enabling
Caring sharing, valuing diversity, valuing different cultures, responsive to the needs to of the population
Achievement succeeding in making a difference, building stronger nurses and communities, supporting nurses
Innovation problem solving, working together , sharing ideas, creativity
Passion for nurses, children, for families, for our community
Inclusion welcoming, non-judgmental, collaborative
Partnership working in collaboration with other organisations to promote the health and wellbeing of families.
Support supporting all families, supporting current and future  research that impact on our practice and families, supporting members and non members, including those who work in challenging and isolated environments.
Recognition of children’s voices
Empowerment of families, children, nurses, communities