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Despite the fact that statistics about PHNs’ community development work were routinely gathered, the FGI participants felt that this and related roles, such as advocacy beyond the individual/family level, were not valued or supported. One FGI participant expressed frustration about the PHNs’ limited role in addressing CFP: “I know about poverty because I visit homes, I visit families. But do I do anything as a public health nurse for the community about that poverty? No. Because my role and responsibilities right now don’t allow that.” Another FGI participant described a situation where an opportunity to advocate for a particular issue was not supported at the organisational level:

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The Second High Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co‑operation will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 30 November-1 December 2016. A key objective of HLM2 will be to take stock of the implementation of development effectiveness principles and commitments agreed at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (Busan, Republic of Korea, 29 November-1 December 2011). In particular, the first plenary session of HLM2 will focus on this topic, highlighting achievements so far and agreeing on actions to overcome challenges and accelerate effective development co-operation.

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It will discuss the role of the effective development co-operation principles for improving the effectiveness of South-South and Triangular Co-operation; explore the different types of strategies that South-South and Triangular Co-operation providers use to implement a multi-stakeholder perspective and approach in their collaborative partnerships; and present concrete experiences that foster the principle of inclusive partnerships in South-South and Triangular Co-operation, including with the private sector and civil society.

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Poverty rates among child-bearing families in industrialised countries remain unacceptably high and have significant implications for population health. Both today and in the past, public health nurses have observed the impact of poverty on family health and well-being every day in their practice; yet, their perspectives on their role in addressing child and family poverty are currently absent from the literature. This paper presents findings of a qualitative descriptive study that explored perspectives of public health nurses in an urban Canadian setting about the impact of poverty on the well-being of children and families, and the potential roles of health organisations and public health nurses in addressing this issue. A key finding is the large gap between the role that nurses believe they can potentially play, and their current role. Barriers that public health nurses encounter when attempting to address poverty are identified, and implications of the findings for public health policy, practice, and research are discussed.

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A common theme in all FGIs was the perception that the role of the PHN was being eroded. The PHN’s primary responsibility includes health promotion and prevention of illness of individuals, families, communities, and populations—with particular attention to the needs of vulnerable populations [,]. Advocacy for healthy public policy, community development, and capacity building are essential to this role [,,]. FGI participants stated that, in recent years, PHNs are often assigned programme-focused tasks that fall outside of their health promotion role. One stated:

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Both today and in the past, public health nurses (PHNs) have observed the impact of poverty on family health and well-being every day in their practice [,]. They understand that childhood poverty cannot be addressed separately from family poverty. Thus, the term “child and family poverty” (CFP) will be used in this paper to reinforce the reality that children are poor because they live in poor families. This article presents the finding of a study that explored the views of PHNs working in a large Canadian urban centre about the impact of poverty on the health and well-being of children and families; the potential role of the health system and PHNs in addressing CFP; and the barriers that PHNs encounter when attempting to address this issue.

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Beyond raising awareness, the FGI participants felt that the RHA should increase its advocacy for changes to public policies that influence CFP. A higher minimum wage and increased eligibility for income assistance programmes were frequently identified as areas for policy reform. Finally, it was suggested that the RHA should lobby the provincial government for additional funding to expand existing programmes to specifically address the needs of poor families. Programmes with guidelines flexible enough to meet the specific needs of specific families were viewed as essential.