Toronto Public Health works with health care professionals to promote healthy birth outcomes and optimal early childhood development.

Preconception Health

Counselling; screening for risks; key messages etc.

Perinatal Mood Disorders

Detection and Diagnosis; treatment; services etc.

Breastfeeding

Concerns: symptoms & treatment; medical indications for supplementation and e-learning modules etc.

Parenting and Child Development

18-month well-baby visit, including billing information and parenting programs and services etc.

Preschool Speech and Language Program

Speech and language services for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.

Blind-Low Vision Early Intervention Program

Early intervention services for children diagnosed with low vision or blindness.

Infant Hearing Program

Services for infants born deaf or hard of hearing, and children who may acquire a permanent hearing loss.

TPH has recently updated their Position Statement on Safe Sleep Environment for Infants to include new evidence.

Health professionals should continue to remind patients of TPH’s recommendation that infants should not share the same sleep surface with adults, other children or pets because of the safety risks. Creating safe sleep environments for infants is an important step in reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related deaths.