PEI: Perinatal health: Province-wide Cycle, 2000

This LoPHID cycle in PEI focused on improved service performance in relation to pregnancy and early infancy. Concerned with the issue of the low prenatal class attendance and low breastfeeding rates across the island, Public Health Nursing, Department of Health and Social Services chose the topic of prenatal and postnatal education and support. The cycle addressed not only quantifiable issues, such as low birth weight, family size, birth interval or use of public health services; there is also an operational concern about the caring environment, bonding and the impact of these on early developmental milestones. A special concern was the coverage and quality of coverage by Public Health Nursing services.

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