Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program impact analysis

Last Updated: February 3, 2014

Nazeem Muhajarine, PhD (Principal investigator)
Shanthi Johnson, PhD (Co-investigator)

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP) is an early childhood development intervention program that works at the individual, family and community levels to address multiple determinants of maternal and child health; from personal health practices, coping skills and personal capacity, social and health services, social support networks, and community capacity. By identifying and providing support to very vulnerable women who are pregnant (beginning prenatally and up to six months after birth of the child), CPNP aims to reduce disparities in maternal and child health outcomes. Other co-investigators included SPHERU's Fleur Macqueen Smith and the University of Saskatchewan's Angela Bowen and Jennifer Cushon.

Goals / Outcomes: This evaluation of CPNP was to determine whether it has been effective in improving selected maternal and child health outcomes. It focused on addressing the CPNP program impact on outcomes, improved personal health practices and improved social and health outcomes for participants and their infants.

Funder: Public Health Agency of Canada

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