The family provides an important environment for fostering as well as hindering the health of its members. Public health and medical practice could benefit from treating the family and its members as an integrated system. This Working Group would like to examine more closely the role of the family in determining health in rapidly changing societies, and the importance of the family in the delivery of primary health care, especially in remote areas of the North.
Linda Chamberlain (howlinghusky [@] gci.net)
Karen Pearson (kpearson123 [@] msn.com)