Pathways to Wellness

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Kid's Count

Kids Count:  Measuring child and family wellness in Yukon is the final report prepared by Jennifer Grochocinski, a Masters of Public Health student at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto during her practicum placement with us this summer.   

This report provides background information on the importance of measuring and monitoring health and wellbeing, and both summarizes and analyzes the frameworks used in other Canadian jurisdictions and selected developed countries to track child and family wellness.  

The framework she proposes has six dimensions:  health, learning and development, safety and security, family circumstances, social connections and health-related behavour.  

In her final chapter, she explores some of the challenges to collecting, analyzing, using and reporting on indicators of wellness on an ongoing basis.