This Evidence Check Rapid Review aims to identify and summarise practices and interventions which support engaging fathers and partners in community and care settings where their child and/or family is receiving care. Through a systematic review of peer reviewed and grey literature, it aims to identify effective interventions and barriers and enablers to implementing effective father-inclusive practices in these settings. Specific settings include antenatal, birthing and community child health settings where children and families receive care from conception to five years of age. Although the review identified gaps in the evidence it concludes that there is evidence for father-inclusive practices in promoting a range of health outcomes for families.


Giallo R, Fogarty A, McMahon G, Savopoulos P, Schulz M, Hosking C. Effective interventions to increase father-inclusive practice in community and acute settings: An Evidence Check rapid review brokered by the Sax Institute for the NSW Ministry of Health. October 2021.

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