Three goals were outlined for this Conference: 1. Increase the understanding of the principles of Health Promotion, Prevention and Population health among all sectors within Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). 2. Engage VCH employees in the development of strategic plans to address specific health issues around Healthy Communities, Healthy Development and Healthy Living. 3. Building organization and individual capacity for VCH employees to integrate a Health Promotion, Prevention and Population Health approach into their daily practice.
Keynote speakers, including Dr. Ron Labonte of the University of Ottawa, emphasized the importance of population health and attendees participated in series of dialogue and strategy sessions on topics such as leadership, child development, injury prevention, and healthy eating.
Describes the impact of nutrition, exercise, and weight gain on pregnancy outcomes by profiling three pregnant women: a teenager, an overweight woman and a physically active woman. Also covers : function of the placenta, developmental stages and the critical periods of fetal development. Specifies how alcohol, drugs and smoking affect pregnancy.