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Obesity Prevention from Birth

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Opportunity Purpose
We want to develop and test an educational program of classes for new parents to help them learn some of the important skills that have been shown to support healthy development and prevent future health problems. We think that all parents want to do their best for their babies but there is so much information out there it is hard to know what to believe.

What’s Involved
We are at the early stages of designing these classes and we would like input from both parents of infants / young children as well as people living with obesity or other chronic diseases. Depending on their interests, patient partners could be involved in many stages of the research including helping with designing the program, recruiting participants or evaluating the results.

Health Categories
Other Blood, Heart, Circulation
Other – Child & Adolescent
Body Weight Control
Other Genetics
Other Women’s Health

Age: 18 Years – 80 Years Old

From Our Community

Jeanette Foreman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.