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Investment in a social pediatrics initiative (www.fetenbday.gnb.ca)

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Excerpt from News release:

MONCTON (GNB) – The provincial government is investing $350,000 in the establishment of a social pediatrics demonstration site.

“Social pediatrics promotes a multisectoral, interdisciplinary approach that takes into account the 12 determinants of health simultaneously to meet a variety of needs of children and their families,” said Health Minister Benoît Bourque.

The demonstration site will be located in Memramcook and the services will be offered to vulnerable children from families in neighbouring communities of southeastern New Brunswick, including Kent County.

“The social pediatrics approach focused on the needs and strengths of children and their community is a perfect fit with the intrinsic values of the Vitalité Health Network,” said Vitalité president and CEO Gilles Lanteigne. “This first social pediatrics centre will enable us to intervene proactively with a sometimes vulnerable clientele and their families. We will thus be contributing to an improvement in public health as stipulated in our 2017-2020 strategic plan.”

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