HBHC SLN Webinar: Let’s Start at the Very Beginning: Prenatal Home Visiting

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One of the long-term outcomes from the 2012 HBHC Protocol logic model is an increased percentage of community referrals to HBHC received prenatally. This webinar will discuss best practices and necessary supports to successful reach prenatal families with challenges by building community partnerships. An overview of community mapping tools will be provided.

Learning Objectives

  1. Gain an understanding of the evidence that supports prenatal entry into home visiting programs.

  2. Identify what supports are necessary (e.g., outreach materials with clear messaging) to build community partnerships that support prenatal identification of families who could benefit from a home visiting intervention.

  3. Identify which community partners are the best source of prenatal referrals and screening and which strategies are most effective in reaching these partners.

  4. How community mapping can assist in targeting identification of families with challenges.


Dr. Susan Jack is an Associate Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University. Her clinical background is in public health and she has past work experience as a public health nurse in Alberta and Ontario, as well as worked as a Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Manager in the early years of the program. Her program of research is focused on two key areas: 1) evaluation of nurse home visitation programs, most specifically the Nurse-Family Partnership; and 2) community approaches to the prevention of family violence, including intimate partner violence and child maltreatment.

Jo-Anne Robertson is a health promotion consultant with the Best Start Resource Centre. She has a background in child development, infant mental health and public health. She has worked in children’s hospitals, several community-based programs and has led community and provincial networks to improve maternal and child health.

Requirements A computer with speakers (or headset) and high-speed internet are required to participate in this webinar. If speakers (or headset) are not available, a telephone would be required and a toll-free number will be provided.

This webinar will be recorded.

Handouts A copy of the slides will be sent with the webinar reminder a few days before the webinar.

For inquiries about registration contact:

Amanda Dupupet:; 1-800-397-9567 or 416-408-2249, ext. 2235.

For content inquiries, contact:

Jo-Anne Robertson,; 1-800-397-9567 or 416-408-2249, ext. 2238.

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