Maternal Child Health


Goal of Program

To enhance the growth and development of infants and young children, and to foster the healthiest mothers and families possible.”

Description of Program

The Maternal Child Health (MCH) program is a new, voluntary health promotion program for First Nations families with children aged 0-6.  The program is community based and focuses on early interventions/supports for families expecting or have young children.  FASD is a special component of the program that offers specific support, awareness & education for individual families.  The MCH home visiting program provides pre and postnatal support/follow-up and care.  The home visitor supports the family with parent-child focused activities based on promoting positive strength-based relationships.  Referrals/linkages are made for families to community resources where needed.  Goals of the program include enhancing education for expecting parents and growth and development of infants and young children (relationship based) and to foster the healthy families.

Three key beliefs:

  • 1. Families are best supported in their own environment.
  • 2. Helping parents to help their children is effective.
  • 3. Children benefit best if support or help is provided early years (under age 5).

Contact

Maternal Child Health Coordinator
STC Health & Family Services
200 – 335 Packham Avenue
Saskatoon, SK    S7N 4S1
Phone: (306) 956.6100
Fax: (306) 956.3268