MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH

Strengthening Families Maternal Child HealthInterview with Liz Decaire
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Strengthening Families Maternal Child Health Program Description

Overarching Vision: Strong, healthy, supportive families that live holistic and balanced lifestyles.

Program Goals

  • Empower Families

  • Promote the physical, emotional, mental andspiritual well-being of women, children and families

  • Promote trusting & supportive relationships between parent and child,careprovider/family,andresourcetoresource

  • Increase communities’ capacity to supportilies

 

Required Components

  • Home visitation

  • Referral and Access

  • Linkages with other programs and services

  • Health promotion activities

  • Case management for families with complex needs.

 

Guiding Principles

  • Grounded in First Nation culture

  • Built on community strengths

  • Voluntary participation

  • Strength based approach

  • Family focused relationship focused

  • Strengthen community capacity

The MCH program philosophy: The period from conception to six years of age has the most influence of any time period on brain development, behavior and health. The effects of maternal health during pregnancy and of childhood experiences on brain development during the first six years last a lifetime. In addition, improving knowledge of preconception and reproductive health among young adults helps to promote a healthy start to pregnancy.

MANITOBA PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Community Programs

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation

Cross Lake Band of Indians

Dakota Tipi First Nation

Garden Hill First Nation

Hollow Water First Nation

Keeseekoowenin Ojibway Nation

Long Plain First Nation

Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation

Northlands Denesuline First Nation/KTC

Norway House Cree Nation

Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Peguis First Nation

Pine Creek First Nation

Rolling River First Nation

Roseau River First Nation

Sagkeeng First Nation

Waywayseecappo First Nation

SACRED BABIES – An Infant Guide to Survival

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RHONDA CAMPBELL

Nurse Program Advisor

ELIZABETH DECAIRE

Peer Resource Specialist

JOYCE WILSON

Admin / Peer Support

 MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH TEAM

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