Cultural Adaptation of our Croup Video

Our video about croup is now available in French and Tagalog!  Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection in the airways. It is common in children under 6 years, and especially common around 2 years. Children with croup have a barky cough and respiratory distress. Learn more about the common signs … Read more

Acute Otitis Media (AOM): infographic for Pakistani parent end users

We developed a resource for Canadian parents about acute otitis media (AOM, also known as ear infection) and translated them for Pakistani parents. Digital knowledge translation tools offer a promising approach to improving health literacy and communicating complex health information to parents of children with AOM. Culturally adapting the tools generated important knowledge that will … Read more

Back to school with a mask

School will look different this year (2020), with changes that include wearing a mask regularly. Here are some tips for helping your child wear a mask for school Read Resource This resource was created through a collaboration between ECHO Research, Stollery Children’s Hospital, and AHS. Check out our other resources ECHO The ECHO research program is focused on … Read more

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

Healthy Baby

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 … Read more

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

Mother and child walking together

Featured in the University of Alberta Quad, our previous Stakeholder Engagement and Research Coordinator Michelle Chan wrote about our research and resources for parents.   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 … Read more

What to do when your child has croup

Croup is a common respiratory illness caused by a viral infection.   Croup can cause swelling of the upper airways, including the windpipe (trachea), voice box (larynx) and vocal cords. This swelling can lead to a hoarse voice, barky cough and sometimes difficulty breathing. Infections are common in babies and children up to 2 years of … Read more

When to go to the hospital with childhood vomiting and diarrhea

Sick All Night

Gastroenteritis is an infection of the bowel (intestines) caused by a virus or bacteria that can cause diarrhea and vomiting. It is common in infants and children, and can cause the loss of important fluids and minerals (dehydration). Find out about Salima and Ali’s experiences with gastroenteritis through this interactive story book. Throughout the book you … Read more

Do you know a child dealing with chronic pain?

Chronic Pain

While acute pain is our body’s way of letting us know something is wrong, chronic pain is very different, and can persist for months or years. This eBook shares Megan and her family’s experiences dealing with chronic pain, the struggle to achieve daily activities, and how the family learned to manage and cope with Megan’s … Read more

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