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 … 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

Celebrating CIHR’s Faces of Health Research

Drs. Shannon Scott and Lisa Hartling

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. … Read more

Spotlight on Shannon Scott: Empowering Parents through Research-Based Evidence

Shanon Scott CRC Chair, Evidence in Child Health to improve Outcomes (ECHO)

Dr. Shannon Scott uses the power of stories to ensure that up-to-date research on child health is placed in the hands of parents, families, healthcare professionals, and policy-makers. Parents want to be involved in their children’s healthcare, and in order to be included, access to the latest research that is easy to understand has to … Read more

WCHRI 2019 Graduate Studentship

  Congratulations to Chentel Cunningham on being awarded a WCHRI 2019 Graduate Studentship!! Chentel is a doctoral student with ECHO and a Nurse Practitioner at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Her research focuses on knowledge translation in relation to pediatric heart failure. We are so proud of you Chentel! See the WCHRI announcement to find a full … Read more

Interested in our tool development process?

When it comes to developing our parent tools, we make sure to involve families in the process from start to finish.  This image gives you a snapshot into what our research process looks like for each of the health resources or knowledge translation (KT) tools we develop for families and caregivers. These tools are health resources … Read more

Coping with ear infections in young children

Child ear infection

Did you know ear infections are very common in children, and often occur after a child has had a head cold? The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority published an article written by Dr. Darcy Beer, highlighting our video’s key messages for parents of children with ear infections. The full article can be viewed here.   Check … Read more

Dr. Rachel Flynn awarded 2019 WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellowship

  Congratulations to ECHO post-doctoral fellow Dr. Rachel Flynn on being awarded one of the 2019 WCHRI Postdoctoral Fellowships!   Dr. Flynn is evaluating the sustainability of research-based products used to improve child health. Her fellowship will provide evidence for further research on how to rigorously evaluate sustainability outcomes and develop strategies to use research-based … Read more

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Physical treatments can include physiotherapy, prescribed exercise plans, strengthening exercises, massage, and more. 

Psychological treatments can include counselling or talk therapy, supportive therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, mediation, and more. They can be provided on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting.