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Prenatal and pregnancy care during Covid

PCMCH has released general and pregnancy care guidelines as a resource for healthcare providers.

Pregnant or breastfeeding?

Read more about your eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination.

End-of-Life Care & Visitor Restrictions

Children receiving end-of-life care should have access to family and loved ones. Read the Provincial Pediatric Palliative Care Steering Committee’s position statement.

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Maternal Levels of Care Update & Call for Expression of Interest

In 2011, PCMCH developed and implemented criteria related to maternal and neonatal levels of care (LOC) with the goal of ensuring equitable access to timely, high quality, evidence-based, family-centered care for all pregnant people and newborns in Ontario. The levels...

Perinatal Mental Health Documents Now Available

Maintaining mental health is important to well-being, especially for pregnant and postpartum individuals. Our new Care Pathway for the Management of Perinatal Mental Health and accompanying Guidance Document aim to support healthcare providers’ understanding about how...

*Updated* Maternal-Neonatal COVID-19 Guidelines

The Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) is pleased to share the updated versions of the Maternal-Neonatal COVID-19 General Guideline and Maternal-Neonatal COVID-19 Pregnancy Care Guideline with recommendations that reflect the evolving pandemic...

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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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