Reducing childhood needle poke distress and pain: development and evaluation of novel KT tools for parents

For more details, read our technical report on this project here. To read more about the qualitative component of this research, click here. To read the systematic review, click here. View Infographic and Video We have also developed KT tools for parents and families about common childhood illnesses. These are all freely available on our website! View other … Read more

Help us win the 2021 CIHR IHDCYH Talks Video Competition!

Thank you for all your votes! We are please to share that our video won a special commendation prize. We are thrilled to be in this year’s CIHR IHDCYH Talks Video Competition! We entered one of our newest videos – What to expect when visiting the emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Visiting the … 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 … 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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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

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