Celebrating 30 years of CAFHNA!

The Child & Family Health Nurses Association (CAFHNA) NSW was established in March 1990 and became Incorporated in October 1991



  • To promote and advocate the role of a Child & Family Health Nurse (CFHN) as a specialty field.
  • To facilitate professional development by providing education specific to the role of the CFHN.
  • To provide a medium for communication with members through papers, articles, journals and online activities.
  • To promote practice standards of the CFHN by acting in an advisory capacity on matters relating to child and family health practice and education.
  • To be involved at a policy development level with the NSW Ministry of Health on matters affecting CFHN practice.
  • To encourage the development of nursing research in the field of child and family health.

CAFHNA acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land where we live and work and pay respects to Elders, past, present and future. We commit to a positive future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.