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Exploring the contribution of public health early child home visiting

More than 125 participants from across Canada attended the NCCDH and NCCAH Early Child Development Forum in October of 2008. Participants, including frontline providers, policy and program planners, senior government officials, academics, and researchers, came together to share knowledge and experiences about the contribution of early child development to long-term health. The purpose of the forum was to profile selected home visiting programs, explore experiential knowledge from stories and to identify and prioritize policy and practice issues that could be addressed. Nine priority issues were identified by the forum participants and the NCCDH and NCCAH committed to addressing these issues.
 

Use this resource to:

  • Learn about Canadian home visiting programs and explore the relationship between home visiting and health equity
  • Explore knowledge from stories and scenarios to help apply “what works” to improve policy and practice
     

National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health & National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health. (2008). A report on the proceedings of the early child development forum: Exploring the contribution of public health early child home visiting. Antigonish, NS: National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, St. Francis Xavier University.
 

Tags: Early childhood development, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, Report / Document

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