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Measurement Webinar - "Data Linkage" featuring Kimberlyn McGrail, PhD (Scientific Director, Population Data BC) and Anne Gadermann, PhD (Assistant Professor, Human Early Learning Partnership, School of Population and Public Health). August 1, 2019, 11am-noon PT. REGISTER HERE.

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Measuring Health Development of Children and Youth Series – “Community-Based Systems Approach” featuring Brenda Poon, PhD, Joanne Schroeder, and Efren Aguilar

By Brenda Poon, PhD, Joanne Schroeder, and Efren Aguilar

Featuring Brenda Poon, PhD (Assistant Professor, Human Early Learning Partnership, University of British Columbia), Joanne Schroeder (Senior Policy Fellow, Human Early Learning Partnership), and Efren Aguilar (GIS Unit Chief, Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities) this webinar will illustrate how to take a community-based systems approach to measurement.   This webinar will provide an overview of an approach being trialed in British Columbia to build compassionate leadership within the child serving systems. The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) has been collecting population level data on young children for over 15 years and working with communities to create change. The Compassionate Systems leadership approach recognizes that enduring change requires a …

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Measuring Health Development of Children and Youth Series – “Data Linkage” featuring Kimberlyn McGrail, PhD and Anne Gadermann, PhD

By Anne Gadermann, PhD and Kimberlyn McGrail

Featuring Kimberlyn McGrail, PhD (Scientific Director, Population Data BC) and Anne Gadermann, PhD (Assistant Professor, Human Early Learning Partnership, School of Population and Public Health), this webinar will demonstrate how to build capacity for data linkage.   Perhaps the most important data frontier entails linking of administrative population and clinical data systems to create new ways of understanding whole person health development over time. This will look at groundbreaking work in British Columbia to create a unique life course data system.   Population Data BC (PopData) is a multi-university, data and education resource facilitating interdisciplinary research on the determinants of human health, well-being and development. PopData supports research access to …

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Early childhood obesity prevention efforts through a life course health development perspective: A scoping review

By Sheri Volger, Diane Rigassio Radler, Pamela Rothpletz-Puglia

Introduction The obesity rate in preschool children in the United States (US) is 13.9%, while even higher rates are associated with racial and ethnic minorities and children from low-income families. These prevalence patterns underscore the need to identify effective childhood obesity prevention programs.     Method A scoping review was conducted following Arksey and O’Malley’s framework to provide an overview of the types, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of obesity prevention interventions and policies in children up to 6 years old. Inclusion criteria were studies at least 6- months duration; included a weight-based outcome, conducted in the US, English publications from January 2001 to February 2018. Exclusions: studies in  overweight/obese children and …

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Measuring Health Development of Children and Youth Series – “MDI” featuring Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, PhD

By Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, PhD

Featuring Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, PhD (Professor, Faculty of Education,and Director, Human Early Learning Partnership, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia), this webinar will provide background on the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) and its utility.   The MDI is a self-report questionnaire that asks children in middle childhood about their thoughts, feelings and experiences. The MDI is one of the first survey of its kind to gather information about the lives of children both in school, in the home and in the community, from their own perspective. The survey uses a strengths-based approach to assess five dimensions of child development that are strongly linked to social and emotional well-being, health, …

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Measurement Series – “EDI in Australia” featuring Sharon Goldfeld, FRACP, FAFPHM, PhD

By Sharon Goldfeld, FRACP, FAFPHM, PhD

Featuring Sharon Goldfeld, FRACP, FAFPHM, PhD (Deputy Director, Centre for Community Child Health, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne). This webinar will explore how the EDI is being utilized in Australia. The EDI has been collected on all children starting school every three years across Australia since 2009 (1 million children). It has been linked to other data to provide rich and granular data for research, analysis, and public policy purposes.   For more background information, please see the Australian Early Development Census website: www.aedc.gov.au   Sharon Goldfeld, FRACP, FAFPHM, PhD (Deputy Director, Centre for Community Child Health, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne)   Webinar recording available here   Slides available …

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Facilitating mechanisms for integrating care to promote health equity across the life course: reflections from social work trainees

By Rebecca Reno, Brieanne Beaujolais, Tamara S. Davis

Abstract   Integrated care is a promising practice to promote health equity and improve population health across the life course, but the mechanisms needed to integrate services remain nebulous. This study aimed to identify the components required to achieve a fully integrated health care system as articulated by social work trainees. The authors conducted five focus groups (N = 20). Transcripts were analyzed using structural and pattern coding. Three primary themes emerged: Organizational Structure and Support, Personal and Interpersonal Dynamics, and Practitioner Knowledge. Results from this study can inform the process of integration and has implications for social work education.   Access the Paper here  

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