Presenter: Jennifer Begg, Executive Lead – Child & Youth Health, Northern Health
For more than a decade, Northern Health has actively focused on strengthening primary and community care, in recognition of the importance of primary care as the foundation of an effective integrated health system that achieves excellent population health outcomes. This presentation will provide an introduction to the Northern Health organization’s integrated approach to working with children and families in the early years and the documents that guide this work, recognizing that this is a complementary effort between Primary and Community Care and Population and Public Health.
- To help those working with families in the north across different sectors understand the organization’s integrated approach to working with families with children in the early years and to recognize that this is a complementary effort between Primary and Community Care (PCC), Population and Public Health, and community services.
- The health of young children and their families are improved through individual interventions and health promotion strategies for the population.
- Families experiencing vulnerabilities are provided with support services, interventions, and referrals as needed.
- It is a team effort. Families are supported via local primary care interprofessional teams, together with Northern health services, and services within the community (food banks, pregnancy outreach, infant/child development programs, Ministry of Child And Family Development)
- Every community is unique.