Transcending jurisdictions: developing partnerships for health in Manitoba First Nation communities

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Eni, Rachel ; Phillips-Beck, Wanda (2012)
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: International Journal of Circumpolar Health (issn: 1797-237X, eissn: 1239-9736)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3402/ijch.v70i4.17837
  • Subject: First Nation, maternal, child, health, partnerships, jurisdictions
    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations

The article describes national, regional and community-level activities that contributed to the Manitoba First Nation partnership in maternal and child health programming. The activities reveal a potential for health change that is possible through working together across jurisdictional boundaries. Although we are only in the early phases of program implementation, the Manitoba First Nation Strengthening Families Maternal Child Health Program already suggests considerable successes and measurable outcomes. The article encourages development of further partnerships in the promotion of First Nation health and wellness programming.(Int J Circumpolar Health 2011; 70(4):434-439)Keywords: First Nation, maternal, child, health, partnerships, jurisdictions
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    Research topics reflect community priorities: healthy pregnancies and childbirth, traditional Aboriginal midwifery, infant health and mortality, adolescent pregnancy and parenthood, grandparenting and foetal alcohol spec5. Provincial Healthy Child Manitoba, Families

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