Tag Archives: child health

Child health settings are unique, multidisciplinary settings encompassing a wide-range of healthcare professionals. Previous research points to the unique challenges of child health settings including higher emotional investment from health care professionals, the expectation of family-centered care, and unique ethical situations.

Opinion: Don’t let pandemic deter taking your sick child to emergency

The Stollery Children’s Hospital Emergency entrance, in Edmonton Alta. File photo. DAVID BLOOM/Postmedia Dr. Shannon Scott, Dr. Lisa Hartling, Hannah M. Brooks Edmonton Journal   The outbreak of COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on how health information is communicated, how individuals seek health information and services, and how these services are delivered. There has been a dramatic reduction in the number of children and families seeking health care, as well as delays in seeking health care. Visiting the emergency department (ED) can be scary Continue reading →

Has your child had a concussion?

Has your child ever had a concussion? We want to hear from you!   Has your child ever had a concussion? We want to talk to you and your child about your experiences. Your story will help us understand how health professionals & researchers can support families affected by concussions. Interviews will be 30-60 minutes, and all information gathered will be kept confidential and private. Participants will receive a $25 Chapters giftcard. Please contact us or email echokt@ualberta.ca for more information about participating in this study! Continue reading →

Parents Needed for COVID-19 Study

Has your child tested positive for COVID-19? We want to understand parent experiences and information needs!   We are interviewing Canadian parents of children who tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Our goal is to understand parent experiences and information needs. Interviews will be 30-60 minutes, and all information gathered will be kept confidential and private. Participants will receive a $25 Superstore giftcard. Please contact us or email echokt@ualberta.ca for more information about participating in this study. This study is being conducted at Continue reading →

Award-Winning Videos!

Did you know our child health videos have won national awards?!    Every year, the  Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) holds an annual video competition. The competition aims to improve knowledge translation of research within IHDCYH’s strategic research priorities, and help demonstrate the impact that evidence can and does have on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health in Canada.   The following videos were awarded prizes in IHDCYH Talks competitions:  Cough, Cold, and Wheeze: Continue reading →

Specially Commended – 2019 IHDCYH Talks Video Competition

The CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) is dedicated to developmental, physical and mental well-being throughout the life cycle from a population perspective. Their annual video competition, called IHDCYH Talks, is intended to improve knowledge translation of research within IHDCYH’s strategic research priorities, and help demonstrate the impact that evidence can and does have on maternal, reproductive, child and youth health in Canada.   We are thrilled to announce that our video on bronchiolitis was awarded a Special Commendation Prize in Continue reading →

Videos, ebooks help parents decide when children need to go to ER

Featured in the University of Alberta Folio, Drs. Shannon Scott and Lisa Hartling talk about their research programs and the health resources we have developed. The best way to inform parents of the latest evidence on the diagnosis and treatment of childhood illnesses is to tell them a story, according to the researchers behind an innovative program at the University of Alberta. “In Canada, one in five kids who go to the emergency room department don’t need to be there and could be treated elsewhere,” Continue reading →

From Clinical Trials to Picture Books: The Creative Challenge of Translating Research 

Featured in the University of Alberta Quad, our Stakeholder Engagement and Research Coordinator Michelle Chan writes about our research. If you have, or have ever taken care of, a young child, you might have experienced an unsettling panic when they start to exhibit symptoms of being unwell. Is that cough normal? Is it a cold? Is it croup? And what do you do about it? Instead of scrolling through websites with complex and confusing information, you could instead look through a simple and engaging infographic Continue reading →

Help us win the 2019 CIHR IHDCYH Talks Video Competition!

*This competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who helped us by voting for our video!   We are thrilled to be in this year’s CIHR IHDCYH Talks Video Competition! We entered one of our newest videos – Cough, Cold, and Wheeze: How to help manage your child’s bronchiolitis.   Bronchiolitis is a viral infection that affects our breathing. It is most common in children under 2 years, and can be stressful for families and caregivers. Our video provides health information based on the Continue reading →

Celebrating CIHR’s Faces of Health Research

Each year, over 2.3 million children visit hospital emergency departments in Canada. Many of these visits are for minor conditions that could be treated at home or in other settings.   Closing the research-practice gap is fundamental to improving the efficiency of health care delivery to children and their families. Dr. Shannon Scott and Dr. Lisa Hartling are working together to improve health outcomes for children with acute health conditions through knowledge translation. Dr. Scott directs a research program called translating Evidence in Child Health Continue reading →