NEW CAPHC Child and Youth Mental Health Community of Practice

Building on the success of CAPHC's first four communities of practice (COP), CAPHC is now seeking to create a new COP focused on improving the delivery of mental health services to children and youth. To populate this COP, CAPHC is looking for individuals from across the continuum of care: both healthcare professionals, as well as families and individuals with lived experience, who will meet regularly via teleconference to share experiences, challenges, opportunities and knowledge.

Over the course of the next twenty-four months, the CAPHC Mental Health CoP will:

  • Collate and disseminate leading innovative and “shovel ready” Canadian and International health service delivery models for child and youth mental health
  • Leverage CAPHC channels to build awareness of child and youth mental health initiatives of partner organizations
  • Identify and disseminate innovative and leading practice models of integrated (cross ministerial) service delivery for child and youth mental health
  • Identify data sources (and gaps) relevant to child and youth mental health delivery in Canada
  • Increase the relevancy of accreditation standards relative to child and youth mental health service delivery in acute care hospitals

If you would like to become a member of the CAPHC Mental Health CoP, please fill in this form.  

Learn more about the work of CAPHC’s Communities of Practice


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WHO Nurturing Care Framework: Global online consultation

The online consultation on the Nurturing Care Framework is now open!

 Have your say and help children get the best start in life

WHO and UNICEF, supported by the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), the ECD Action Network, and many other partners are launching a two-staged consultation on a Nurturing Care Framework for actions and results for early childhood development.

The Framework provides a roadmap for action, to support early childhood development with special attention to the first 1,000 days. It builds on state-of-the-art evidence of effective interventions and recognizes the critical importance of an enabling environment, with policies, information and services in a range of sectors including health, nutrition, education, social welfare and child protection.

The Sustainable Development Goals have embraced children’s development as a catalyst for the transformation we want in the next 15 years, and there is no better time than now to take action.

The first online consultation on the framework is open until 6 February. Join the consultation, have your say and help give every child the best start in life: http://bit.ly/Nurturingcare

CHILD Study awarded over $9M through Genome Canada grant

 Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announces the Genome Canada funding

Science Minister Kirsty Duncan announces the Genome Canada funding

Genome Canada, in collaboration with other partners, has awarded over $9 million to a team of top Canadian researchers who will leverage AllerGen's CHILD Study to look for clues to the causes of childhood asthma in the infant gut microbiome.

The researchers will look for a way to predict which babies will go on to have asthma, based on the microorganisms living in their intestines. Knowing this, in turn, may enable the development of strategies to prevent asthma from developing in the first place.

CHILD Study Co-Director Dr. Stuart Turvey (UBC) heads the four-year project. The $4.5M funding from Genome Canada, combined with contributions from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and other partners to total $9.1M, was announced today by federal Science Minister the Honourable Kirsty Duncan.

“We are truly delighted to be recognized with this award that will ultimately help us to improve the lives of Canadian children,” says CHILD Study Director Dr. Padmaja Subbarao (Hospital for Sick Children), a co-leader for the Genome Canada grant.

Press release | Vancouver Sun story

Source: AllerGen Network News