Contact: Mariette Chartier or Marni Brownell
This deliverable will focus specifically on First Nations children in the province - providing important information on perinatal, child and adolescent health outcomes, educational achievement and social services use. MCHP will partner with Nanaandawewigamig and the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre to identify health, education and social indicators of greatest relevance to First Nations and to produce an Atlas that could be used for planning and decision-making.
Potential outcomes include infant mortality rates and causes of infant mortality; prevalence of diabetes among adolescents; readiness for school learning in kindergarten; high school completion rates; and justice system involvement among adolescents. Comparison groups could include on- and off-reserve First Nations, as well as non-First Nations children. Similar to the First Nations Atlas produced by MCHP in 2002, this study could examine regional differences in order to explore 'what works' to improve child health and well-being. The DEVOTION (DEVelOpmenTal Origins of chronic diseases in children Network) team has expressed an interest in developing a chapter in the Atlas in partnership with Nanaandawewigamig based on data from the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) and the First Nations Regional Early Childhood Education and Employment Survey (REEES) on 'Why we're thriving', a strength-based look at child health in Manitoba.
Anticipated Release Date: Late Fall 2020
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