ABORIGINAL HEALTHY BABIES HEALTHY CHILDREN (AHBHC)
The Aboriginal Healthy Babies Healthy Children (AHBHC) Program, which is designed to ensure that all Aboriginal families and their children (prenatal to age six) who need assistance with physical, emotional, mental and social issues have access to effective, consistent early intervention services. AHBHC is mandated to provide the best opportunities for healthy child development through home visiting, service coordination, parenting groups, cultural teachings, traditions and referrals. As well as to address the children at risk to ensure that they have access to services and support that will address their needs. The AHBHC program is voluntary and open to any Aboriginal family that requests the service. Aboriginal families may also access the provincial program via the local public health unit.