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Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program

The Healthy Babies Healthy Children (HBHC) program helps children get a healthy start in life.

NEW Public Health Nurses (PHN) are now calling all new parents who consent to a call on the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children screening form. This form will be completed by your health care provider with you. When you agree a public health nurse will call you once you are home to answer any questions you may have about infant feeding, caring for self, caring for baby, and community supports and services.

HBHC is a voluntary program that provides supports and services during pregnancy and to families with children from birth to school entry.

The HBHC program offers universal screening opportunities and home visiting services for families who may benefit from additional support.  Public health nurses and family home visitors work together to provide:

  • Information, education and resources
  • Early identification and support for healthy child growth and development
  • Support for positive parenting and parent-child relationships
  • Recommendations and referrals to community resources

*Third-party referrals are also accepted with client consent.

For more information or to register for HBHC, call Health Connection Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 705-721-7520 (1-877-721-7520) or by email

Click here for Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children English / Francais.

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