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Term: Families First Screening (FFS) Data

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2013-07-08


Social data maintained by Manitoba Health (previously maintained by Healthy Child Manitoba (HCM)) that contains information about biological, social, and demographic risk factors that Manitoba families with children may be exposed to. The screen captures all families that have agreed to participate in the Families First Program.

NOTE: In 2003, the screen and the home visiting program changed names from BabyFirst to Families First.

For more information on Families First Screening (FFS) data, see the:

  • Families First Screening (FFS) Data Description that contains a brief summary of the content of the data set and information on the Source Agency, Purpose, Years, Type, Size, Data Level, Components, Scope, Data Collection Method, Data Highlights, Data Cautions, Access Requirements, More Information, and Last Updated date;

  • MCHP Metadata Repository - Families First Screening (FFS) - [Internal Access Only] - for technical and programming related information, including an Overview, Data Model, Data Quality, Data Dictionary, Documents and Reports, and Blog.

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