The benefits of UEY-Montréal in this territory extended beyond 2006. With respect to current priorities for action in early childhood, this territory is a good example of mobilization for school readiness.
Parental characteristics associated with childcare use during the first 4 years of life: results from a representative c...
Maternal education and maternal employment were the main socio-economic barriers to childcare participation in a province offering low-cost childcare services. Future initiatives may consider prioritizing childcare access to underserved children and other (e.g., literacy-based) interventions to facilitate access.
Associations between children's diets and features of their residential and school neighbourhood food environments.
Further investigations are needed to inform policies aimed at shaping neighbourhood-level food purchasing opportunities, particularly for access to fast-food restaurants and convenience stores.
Understanding these differences in PA and DQ across rural, urban and suburban environments of high and low SES may highlight subgroups and targeted geographic areas for the design of interventions to improve rates of PA and health nutrition.
Coverage for the entire population: tackling immunization rates and disparities in Saskatoon Health Region.
A universal approach to early childhood immunization can likely contribute to increases in coverage rates, but there is still room for improvement in SHR. These findings have prompted additional practice and policy changes.
High CPNP exposure improved the health behaviours and birth outcomes of women and their newborn children facing conditions of risk. Furthermore, our equity analysis found that the associations between higher CPNP exposure and healthy behaviour changes, and even more so, better birth outcomes, were generally found across many social groups. In the a...
The national NZDep index of small-area deprivation has been used widely in research on mortality, morbidity and determinants of ill health, and in needs assessment, resource allocation and advocacy.