A strong innovative network

A well developed network and innovative infrastructure assures the support of families in childbed.

Having realised that not every family with newborns is receiving after care in the canton of Zurich, some self-employed midwives organised themselves in a network. They founded the non-profit organisation Familystart Zurich in 2015. Familystart Zurich stands for a coordinated, sustainable care concept for families with newborns. To counteract the shortage of qualified staff and on the initiative of Familystart Zurich the association „Praxis Familystart Zurich“ was founded 2017. Familystart Zurich supports the association ideologically. Also 2017 a web-application was developed. This modern tool supports the assignment of a registered nurse or midwife.

The academic support is guaranteed by the „institute of midwives“ at the ZHAW (Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften), the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the School for applied sciencies in Berne. The department of health from the city of Zurich supports us as well the association „Hebammenzentrale Zurich“ and an expert group of the Swiss Midwife association. Consulting and support quality guidelines are given by the Swiss Midwife association.

Carolina Iglesias and Denise Schürch Hunziker

President and managing director of Familystart Zürich

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