Pan-Canadian inventory of public health early child home visiting
This document summarizes the key facts and terms of a pan- Canadian environmental scan conducted by the NCCDH on public health early child home visiting programs.
The purposes of the environmental scan were to:
- Identify the provincial/territorial similarities and differences in public health early child home visiting programs across Canada
- Illuminate the evidence that early child home visiting improves the health equity and health outcomes of children and their families
This summary provides insight on topics such as: key practitioners involved, preferred curricula used to guide practice, professional development practices, evidence-informed screening and assessment tools, evaluation, and how the social determinants of health are incorporated within Canadian programs.
Use this resource to:
- Gain insight into the status of Canadian early child home visiting programs
- To become familiar with the terms frequently used in this context
National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health. (2009). Pan-Canadian inventory of public health early child home visiting: Key facts and glossary. Antigonish: NS: Author.