AHS seeks input from parents
July 22, 2011
Survey answers used to design resources for young families
Story by Cassandra Hough
Alberta Health Services (AHS) is asking for input from expectant parents, or parents and caregivers of children birth to five years old, in the provincewide AHS Pregnancy, Birth and Early Childhood Resource Survey.
“This is an opportunity to have parents’ voices heard and to make a difference in the lives of Alberta’s children,” says AHS Early Childhood manager Michelle Craig.
The survey, which closes July 31, can be accessed online at http://tinyurl.com/ParentResourceSurvey
The survey asks how parents find information about pregnancy and raising children up to five years, the sources of information they currently use, and ways AHS could improve resources for parents. Survey answers will be used to design resources to better support expectant parents and young families across Alberta.
The survey takes about 10 minutes and all answers are kept confidential.
Working with children and their families to support the healthy development of children is among the goals outlined in the 5-Year Health Action Plan, jointly developed by the Government of Alberta and AHS, and supported by the province’s stable, 5-year funding.
About 50,000 babies are born annually in Alberta.