Well Infants, Well Families, Well Nations
There is very little data to monitor First Nations infant health.
This data is needed for effective planning and program design.
Infant health and wellness is an upstream indicator of First Nations health. The promotion of infant health and wellness also presents an opportunity for early prevention. Historically, many First Nations communities considered the nurturance and protection of infants to be central to community functioning.
Our goals are to understand the health and wellness of First nations infants and their mothers, as well as factors that influence their health and wellness. We will look at health and wellness within the context of families and communities, and from a national and regional perspective.