Aboriginal Healthy Babies & Healthy Children Program is providing culturally appropriate support, education and assistance…
to aboriginal families in their own environment as a means of empowering Aboriginal parents to meet the needs of their families.
- The AHBHC Program is a prevention/intervention plan for aboriginal families with children 0-6 years.
- The AHBHC Program is voluntary, and open to any aboriginal family that requires the service.
- The goal is to assist all aboriginal families to provide the best opportunities for healthy child development until the age of six, through home visits, service coordination and referrals.
- An equally important goal is to ensure the program addresses the children at risk, to ensure that they have access to services and support that will address their needs.
- The heart of the AHBHC program is getting ready to become parents, getting ready for birth and taking care of a baby (pre-natal and post-natal)
The AHBHC Program delivers three components:
- Client based services: home visits, family support plans, service coordination, and referrals
- Participant based services: involves group and community activities
- Networking: involves meeting with service/program agencies