Maternal, Child & Family Health

About Maternal, Child and Family Health | Pregnancy | Babies & Infants | Families | Early Hearing | Dental Health | Hypoglycemia


​​​​​​​​​About Maternal, Child and Family Health

The Maternal and Child Health program aims to support pregnant First Nations women to experience healthy pregnancies, and to support parents of infants and young children and their families in helping children to develop optimally into adulthood. 

For a complete description of the program, including objectives and components, see the FNHA Programs and Services guide (page 35)


Doulas for Aboriginal Families Grant Program  (BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres webpage)
Doula Services | Become a Doula (FNHA webpage)
Tripartite Aboriginal Doula Initiative (FNHA video)
Our Sacred Journey: Aboriginal Pregnancy Pa​ssport (Perinatal Services booklet; request print version​

Babies & Infants 

Honouring Our Babies: Safe Sleep Cards Overview (fact sheet)
Honouring Our Babies: Summary for Families (fact sheet)
Honouring Our Babies: Facilitators Guide & Toolkit (booklet)


Family Connections (FNHA booklet)
Growing Up Healthy (FNHA booklet)
Parents as First Teachers (FNHA booklet)
Fatherhood is Forever (FNHA booklet)

Early Hearing

Your Child’s Hearing (FNHA video)
Family Path (BC Early Hearing Program poster)

Dental Health

Brush Up On Baby’s Teeth: 12-Month Visit​ (Interior Health info sheet)
Fluoride Varnish Program (Northern Health brochure)
The First Visit​ (First Nations Health Council video)​
Healthy Snack Guide (Interior Health info sheet)
Lift the Lip​ (Vancouver Coastal Health brochure)
Pregnancy and Oral Health (Health Canada info sheet)
Preventing Early Childhood Tooth Decay: Does Your Child Need Fluoride Varnish? (Health Canada info sheet)
Re-Think What You Drink (Interior Health info sheet)
Snackmaster (Interior Health info sheet)
What Can I Do When My Child Won’t Cooperate with Toothbrushing? (Interior Health info sheet)
You Decide What to Provide (Health Canada info sheet)

Related ​​​Links

Dental Therapy​
For more dental care resources, see Children's Oral Health Initiative


Child Healt​h BC (search for "hypoglycemia").

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