Developmental Health Knowledge as a Catalyst for Healthy Family Policies in Canada
This briefing note, prepared by the Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU), defines developmental health, discusses its social determinants, shows some key figures for Canada and proposes a healthy family policy framework to support health for all Canadians.
Published in April 2012.  DescriptionDownload  734 K
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Developmental science has shown the lifelong importance of early years on human learning, behaviour, and physical and mental health. Interventions that support developmental health from birth to age five contribute to establishing the foundations for a healthy life and a prosperous society.

This short document discusses how developmental health knowledge can act as a catalyst for family policies that support developmental health for all children in Canada and for the health of Canadian society more generally.

Developmental Health Knowledge as a Catalyst for Healthy Family Policies in Canada    
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To access the Canadian Family Policy Assessment Tool Poster developed by SPHERU and the Human Early Learning Partnership, click here. (On the kidSKAN website.)

In the coming weeks we will publish a longer document, also by SPHERU, that outlines the Family Policy Framework in more detail. It will be available via this web page.
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The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.