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The Council and its advisory bodies are committed to identifying and implementing best practices in care delivery for Ontario mothers, babies, children, youth, and their families.

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Emergency Department Pathway for Children and Youth with Mental Health Conditions

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.

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Complex Care Kids Ontario

PCMCH has a major focus on advancing care for children and youth who are medically fragile and/or technology dependent (MFTD) and their families.

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Low Risk Maternal-Newborn Strategy

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.

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The Best Possible Beginnings for
Lifelong Health

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About PCMCH

The scope of the PCMCH is secondary, tertiary and quaternary services, delivered in both community and hospital settings and includes responding to the needs of marginalized and vulnerable communities across Ontario. The work of the Council reflects the importance of relationships among providers and organizations across the continuum of care.

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Health Care Providers

The strength of the PCMCH lies in its collaborative working model. By bringing together multi-disciplinary providers from across the continuum of care, the Council’s work is grounded in frontline experience and expertise, well-tested best practices and consistent and credible evaluation.

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Patients & Families

The PCMCH uses research, proven best practices and consultation with care providers to inform its recommendations and decisions. The Council and its advisory committees and expert panels work directly with frontline physicians, nurses, and other health professionals to plan and implement service improvements and measure outcomes and impact on the lives of patients and their families.

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Strategies and Initiatives

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.

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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.

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Improving the Care Experience

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MCSC Call for Expression of Interest in Membership

Call for Expression of Interest in Membership on the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health’s Maternal-Child Screening Committee  Are you passionate about maternal and child health and familiar with Ontario’s system of maternal-child screening and care? Are...

Low Risk Maternal-Newborn Strategy Survey 2.0 – Update

The Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health is committed to individual and family centred care.  As such, we are actively seeking the voices of individuals, families and their care providers in fulfilling our mandate.  Presently, PCMCH is developing a...

OMama Website and App Evaluation

OMama is entering the evaluation phase of their 2-year pilot project of a website and app offering information on topics related to pregnancy, birth, postpartum and newborn care. The OMama project is led by the Better Outcomes Registry & Network (BORN), a...

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