This program priority will help optimize early child development by providing the education and support needed to ensure that expectant mothers are healthy before and during pregnancy, that the birth outcomes are positive, and that the attachment relationship between parent and child has been firmly established during the first year of life.
National Guidelines Clearing House
Effects of early nutritional interventions on the development of atopic disease in infants and children: the role of maternal dietary restriction, breastfeeding, timing of introduction of complementary foods, and hydrolyzed formulas. (PDF file)
Group-based parent-training programmes for improving emotional and behavioural adjustment in children from birth to three years old
The EIDM (Evidence-Informed Decision-Making) program priority will help provide transparency, enhance accountability and may also help make better use of resources.
This program priority will set out and implement new strategies for the prevention and cessation of smoking, and for the protection of others from the effects of second-hand smoke.
Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, on tobacco world markets, tobacco auctions, and more.
Resources including pocket guides, tool kits, guidelines, and quick reference guides for healthcare providers serving tobacco dependent individuals.
Coordinates strategic efforts aimed at preventing tobacco use among youth, promoting smoking cessation among youth and adults, protecting non-smokers from environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), and eliminating tobacco-related health disparities.
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