PCMCH’s Work Group on Emergency Department Clinical Pathways for Children and Youth with Mental Health Conditions, developed an ED Clinical Pathway for Children and Youth with Mental Health Issues, as well as strategies to promote improvement, collaboration and coordination of care during the transition from ED to community care.
PCMCH is designing a woman – and family- centred low-risk strategy that will help ensure all women have equitable access to the right level of care at the right time, no matter where they live in the province.
Healthy pregnancies, babies, children and families
for lifelong health in Ontario
Strategies and Initiatives
At the core of individual, organizational and governmental initiatives and activities is Council’s commitment to improve access to care for all Ontarians, regardless of geography.
PCMCH’s health quality and improvement strategies and activities span the maternal/child/youth continuum of care and have a significant impact on the way in which health care is accessed by the public, and delivered, monitored, and evaluated by providers and the system-at-large.
Some of PCMCH’s strategies and initiatives are in the active phases of implementation and evaluation, while others are in the planning stages. Led by subject matter experts from across Ontario, PCMCH’s initiatives and projects are grounded in evidence, experience and a shared goal to improve the delivery and quality of care for mothers, babies, children and youth in Ontario.
Improving the Care Experience
PCMCH provides leadership in bringing the maternal newborn child and youth health care sector together to plan and implement health care practice solutions that improve access to and the quality of, health care provided to mothers and children in Ontario.
With an overarching goal to improve the care experience for patients and families, Council works with providers to identify strategic system-level priorities and initiatives that improve access to and the quality of, health care provided to mothers and children in Ontario.
Find out what’s going on in the world of PCMCH
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The Best Start Resource Centre Conference is an annual event where service providers in the preconception, prenatal and early child development fields can meet, share, reflect, network and be inspired! The annual conference attracts over 300 participants each year and...
Neonatal Follow-Up Program provides a critical role in Ontario’s health care system. It has evolved from a system of monitoring outcomes of mainly pre-term children to one that monitors and offers early intervention in high risk infants with varying diagnoses. The...
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