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PhD project about MANU

From manual to practice - the Greenlandic parenting program MANU

Background: The first thousand days of a child’s life, from when it is conceived and until its second birthday, is the critical window shaping the foundation for health and development. Based on a political desire to ensure children’s well-being by providing parents with the essential parenting skills, the universal parenting program MANU was developed in 2016 in Greenland.

Objective: How is MANU 0-1 locally implemented from manual to practice? How do parents experience MANU and what are their perspectives on parenthood?

Methods: Three health regions in Greenland have been selected as case studies, where qualitative interviews with relevant professionals (e.g. midwifes and public health nurses) and parents are held. A community-based participatory approach is applied by involving relevant stakeholders as a referencegroup in the project development, analysis and dissemination. The theoretical framework of the project is based on a systems perspective and implementation theories.

Results: The study is expected to provide valuable insights for developing MANU continuously and other health promoting interventions. Follow the results of my research by tracking my newest publications in the menu to the left or following me on Google Scholar and other researcher forums.