Our Chairperson's personal and professional journey to becoming the leader of our organisation.

It's not often that you get to go 'behind the scenes' with the leader of an organisation and understand more about them on a personal level or what drives them. However, our Chairperson did just that.

Ashlee Tenberge joined Nix and Naomi from Talking twins and more, a multiple birth podcast and chatted about her 8 year journey in the Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA).

In parts 1 and 2 over a 2-week series, they talk through AMBA's history over 4 decades supporting parents with multiples (twins, triplets and more), as well as discussing Ash's multiples story, how she got involved in AMBA and her progression from local club committee to state roles to now being the 'face of AMBA'.

Listen to podcast part 1 [30 mins] Listen to podcast part 2 [30 mins]

National agenda-setting workshop: Driving better health outcomes for multiple-birth families

Following on from the release of a world-first, international discussion paper earlier in 2019 in which the AMBA Chairperson, Ashlee Tenberge, was an author, AMBA is excited to again be partnering with Twins Research Australia to deliver an inaugural workshop to develop national priorities and next steps following the release of the paper, Multiple perspectives: What support do multiple-birth families need to live happy and healthy lives?

Who should attend?

Health professionals, researchers, educators, government agencies, NFP and community organisations.

  • Individuals with an interest in multiple birth who have the time and passion to commit to action

  • Individuals who are content “experts” to help move these discussions beyond the workshop into a plan of action

  • This is not a funded project, so everyone needs to contribute

  • We are especially seeking health professionals and government representatives or people experienced in lobbying the government for change

When

5 December 2019

9:00am - 4:30pm

Where

Twins Research Australia, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Cost

Free event! Lunch will be provided.

Program and registration

Download the full program.

Workshop cover 2019.12

 

Reference documents

Download the discussion paper: Multiple Perspectives Discussion Paper 2019.05

 

Multiple perspectivesAMBA is honoured to be a contributor to a world-first, international discussion paper, focusing on a wide-ranging overview of issues and challenges for families and health professionals during pregnancy, birth and the early life of twins and higher order multiples. Our Chairperson, Ashlee Tenbergeis a contributor to this exciting Australian publication.

This first-ever international discussion paper is a collaboration of multiple-birth agencies: Twins Research Australia (TRA), Twins and Multiple Births Association UK (TAMBA), Australian Multiple Birth Association (AMBA), and the International Council of Multiple Birth Organisations (ICOMBO). This collaboration has brought together the experience and expertise of the many stakeholders in multiple-birth healthcare including parents, community organisations, health professionals, researchers and educators. This discussion paper is a compilation of case studies and opinions collected from these key stakeholders. It aims to identify the difficulties facing multiple-birth babies and their families, the gaps in our current knowledge, and the way forward to address these gaps.

Download the discussion paper:  pdf Multiple Perspectives Discussion Paper 2019.05 (980 KB)

MBAW2019 White on Purple

At Convention 2018, the AMBA Board launched the MBAW 2019 theme of ‘Share the Journey’. MBAW 2019 also has a revised date, bringing it forward - it is now from the 24th of February to the 3rd of March.

The journey of carrying, delivering and raising two or more babies at once is no easy feat and a task best shared with a trusted and supportive network. AMBA helps families build these essential connections by linking them with community, information and support..

 

The theme for Multiple Birth Awareness Week (MBAW) 2019 is 'Share the Journey'
24th of February to the 3rd of March 2019

Read more: Multiple Birth Awareness Week 2019 - 'Share the journey'
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