Upcoming Research Opportunities in Mental Health Services For Children and Youth

Last modified by Ann Watkins on 2016/04/07 17:43

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Presenters:

Elisabeth Fowler and Andrea Smith

Synopsis:

One of the key challenges in healthcare reform is the lack of accurate and robust data sets upon which to make clinical, administrative, and strategic decisions.

 

The National Infant Child and youth Mental Health Consortium (The Consortium) recognized a gap in knowledge and partnered with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health, Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres, and The Provincial Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health at CHEO to prepare a Background Paper on Access & Wait Times in Child and Youth Mental Health.

 

In June 2011 the Institute of Human Development, Child & Youth Health (IHDCYH) is launching two funding opportunities in the area of mental health services for children and youth: Knowledge Synthesis and Partnership for Health System Improvement (PHSI) grants.  

 

The purpose of these funding opportunities will be to address mental health services and wait times by creating knowledge and developing and testing models that will ultimately improve access to mental health services for children and youth in Canada. 

 

This webinar will provide an opportunity:

  1.  To learn general information about the Partnership for Health System Improvement grant 
  2.  To learn about the upcoming Knowledge Synthesis and Partnership for Health System Improvement funding opportunities in child & youth mental health
  3.  To ask specific questions about these funding opportunities and understand what IHDCYH hopes to accomplish
  4.  To discuss strategies on how to maximize the collective strength and experience of the Consortium in applying for these opportunities

Resources and References:

PowerPoint Presentation: Upcoming Research Opportuniteis in Child & Youth Mental Health Services-Elisabeth Fowler

PowerPoint Presentation: Partnerships for Health Systems Improvement - Andrea Smith

Presenter Bios:

 

Elisabeth Fowler

Assistant Director, Partnerships and International Relations,

Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health,

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (IHDCYH-CIHR)

 

Elisabeth Fowler has close to twenty years of experience in the health care field, primarily in the areas of policy, research and patient access.  Her work experience has been diverse – ranging from wellness-related initiatives at a community organization to planning and implementing health advocacy campaigns.  She has worked with a variety of not-for-profit groups across North America and Europe to promote strategic health policy initiatives with an emphasis on patient and consumer involvement in health care.

 

Prior to her position at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, she worked as a consultant for  World Health Advocacy, planning and implanting stakeholder campaigns, working in partnership development and researching health policy papers and briefings.

 

Elisabeth has also co-authored a number of published studies related to patient involvement in the healthcare system.  She has also presented posters and given presentations at numerous conferences and symposia. Aside from her professional responsibilities, Elisabeth is a Board member of the Canadian Organization of Rare Disorders. 

 

Andrea Smith

Manager, Partnerships for Health System Improvement and Evidence on Tap Programs

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

 

Andrea is Manager for the Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI) and Evidence on Tap programs. Both programs focus on applied and policy-relevant health systems and services research, and take innovative approaches to supporting researchers and decision makers seeking to strengthen the Canadian health care system. In her previous role as Senior Advisor with the Knowledge Translation (KT) Branch, she acted as the lead on CIHR’s Policy on Access to Research Outputs, playing an integral part in the launch of PubMed Central Canada, a digital repository of CIHR-funded research publications. Prior to joining CIHR, Andrea worked in the area of knowledge exchange and capacity development with the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.

Created by Lisa Stromquist on 2011/02/27 21:07