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Children, Youth and Parents

  • Nurturing the Next Generation Strategic Directions 2018-2023 Report
    Peel Public Health is committed to helping Peel’s children and families reach their full potential. Nurturing the Next Generation Strategic Directions 2018 – 2023 outlines a path forward to realize this vision. It identifies the health outcomes we are aiming for, and focuses public health resources on the specific needs of families from preconception to parenting. Our strategy reflects the research, analyses and dedicated work by the Family Health Division, documented in the Nurturing the Next Generation Foundational Report.
  • Peel Infant Feeding Survey 2016: Annual Summary Report (PDF)
    The Peel Infant Feeding Survey is an annual cross-sectional survey that provides information regarding infant feeding practices of Peel mothers up to six months postpartum. This report provides the results of data collected through the Peel Infant Feeding Survey (PIFS) in 2016.
  • A Look at Peel Youth in Grades 7 – 12: Results from the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey, 2013-2015
    Peel Public Health provides summaries of the results of the 2013 and 2015 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey for Peel and Ontario in four reports containing data about the following topic areas:
    • Physical and Mental Health (PDF) contains information about physical health, physical activity, screen time, nutrition, eating habits, mental well-being, feelings about school, bullying, gambling, delinquent activities, safety and injuries.
    • Tobacco (PDF) contains information about tobacco use, attitudes and perceptions about tobacco, and alternative tobacco products.
    • Alcohol (PDF) contains information about alcohol consumption, risky behaviours associated with alcohol, attitudes and perceptions about alcohol access and consumption.
    • Drugs (PDF) contains information about any drug use, marijuana use, use of other illicit drugs, non-medical use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, medical prescription drug use, drug use and risky behaviours, and drug use with friends, at school and in the neighbourhood.
  • Nurturing the Next Generation Data Overview – August 2016 (PDF)
    The Nurturing the Next Generation (NTNG) Data Overview provides information about demographic, social and health factors that impact on the health and well-being of young children and their families in Peel. Data that are relevant, accessible, and current are vital in identifying the needs of the community, as well as in planning quality programs and services that influence health outcomes. The overview is not exhaustive of all data, but rather a comprehensive selection of the variables that describe our youngest citizens, their families and the community in which they live.
  • Nurturing the Next Generation Foundational Report (PDF)
    This report provides background for why Peel Public Health declared early child development a priority. It provides the evidence upon which strategic directions have been built, and establishes the foundation of future work. It includes:
    • Research evidence and a theoretical framework to underpin our work;
    • The role of Peel Public Health in early child development;
    • The health and social issues faced by Peel families; and
    • Strategic directions for the Family Health Division.
  • Peel Infant Feeding Survey 2015: Annual Summary Report (PDF)
    • The Peel Infant Feeding Survey is an annual cross-sectional survey that provides information regarding infant feeding practices of Peel mothers up to six months postpartum. This report provides the results of data collected through the Peel Infant Feeding Survey (PIFS) in 2015.
  • The Infant Feeding Surveillance System Summary Report (PDF) – August 2012 to August 2013
    The Infant Feeding Surveillance System Summary Report provides a summary of the results from a telephone survey of new mothers in Peel between August 2012 and August 2013. The report includes Peel-specific data regarding breastfeeding initiation, duration, exclusivity, cessation and the introduction of solids.
  • A Look at Peel Youth in Grades 7 – 12: Results from the 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey
    Peel Public Health provides summaries of the results of the 2013 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey for Peel and Ontario in four reports containing data about the following topic areas:
    • Physical and Mental Health contains information about physical health, physical activity, screen time, nutrition, eating habits, mental well-being, feelings about school, bullying, gambling, delinquent activities, safety and injuries.
    • Tobacco contains information about tobacco use, attitudes and perceptions about tobacco, and alternative tobacco products.
    • Alcohol contains information about alcohol consumption, risky behaviours associated with alcohol, attitudes and perceptions about alcohol access and consumption.
    • Drugs contains information about any drug use, marijuana use, use of other illicit drugs, non-medical use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs, medical prescription drug use, drug use and risky behaviours, and drug use with friends, at school and in the neighbourhood.
  • Breastfeeding Practices in the Region of Peel 2009/2010
    The Breastfeeding Practices in the Region of Peel 2009/2010 report summarizes results of two telephone surveys of new mothers in the Region of Peel. The study was a follow-up to a 2004/2005 survey that was carried out with the primary purpose of determining breastfeeding initiation rates, duration rates and other breastfeeding practices among new mothers.
  • The Peel Senior Kindergarten Census 2010 report summarizes the results from the Peel Senior Kindergarten Census, a parent-completed survey which captured information about the early learning experiences of Senior Kindergarten children living in Peel.
  • Low Birth Weight and Stillbirth Investigation 2010
    The Low Birth Weight and Stillbirth Investigation Report 2010 examines the reasons for the higher low-birth-weight and stillbirth rate in Peel compared to the rest of the GTA and Ontario.
  • It Takes a Village – Comprehensive School Health in Action 2006-2008
    This report features some of the many successes of Peel Public Health’s healthy schools approach in Peel schools during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 school yearsl.
  • Breastfeeding Practices in the Region of Peel 2004/2005
    The Breastfeeding Practices in the Region of Peel 2004/2005 report summarizes results of two telephone surveys of new mothers in the Region of Peel. The study was a follow-up to a 2000 survey that was carried out with the primary purpose of determining the breastfeeding initiation and duration rates in Peel.
  • Student Health 2005: Gauging the Health of Peel's Youth
    The Student Health 2005 report summarizes the results from the School Health Assessment Survey, the largest survey of health behaviours of children aged 12 to 19 years ever conducted in Canada.
  • Child Health 2004: Focus on Early Childhood
    The Child Health Report 2004 provides an overview of the health of children aged 0 to 6 years old in the Region of Peel.
  • Prenatal Education Classes: Survey of Mothers - 2003
  • Survey of Parents of Children 0 to 2 Years - 2002
  • Smoking and Pregnancy Status Report - 2003
    This report focuses on the many adverse effects of smoking to the fetus and resultant newborn.
  • Children's Dental Health 2003
    This report describes the oral health of Peel Health children based on a survey of school-aged children that was conducted in 2001/2002
  • Child Health Report 2002
    The Child Health Report 2002 provides an overview of the health of children in the Region of Peel. This report also includes information from a variety of sources about the child population, the family environment in which children live and the health status of children.
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