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.
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In early January there was a national shortage of erythromycin ophthalmic ointment, indicated for the prophylaxis of ophthalmia neonatorum. Since then, there has been a limited supply returned to the market. During a drug shortage, there may be a need to identify and...
Call for Expressions of Interest – Maternal -Neonatal Clinical Advisory Group is seeking a Registered Midwife
APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! The Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) is seeking a Registered Midwife to join the Maternal-Neonatal Clinical Advisory Group (M-NCAG) to fill a vacant position. The function of the M-NCAG is to conduct reviews and...
A new quality standard is being developed to address an often-silent, unexpected and heart-wrenching experience for many – early pregnancy complications and loss. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 pregnancies will end in miscarriage, with 80% of them occurring in the first...
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