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On the website: “Equitable Access to Paediatric Diabetes Care” webinar

Issue 5 | December 2023 Did you miss, or do you want to revisit, our “Equitable Access to Paediatric Diabetes Care” webinar? If so, a recording of the presentation is now available here. Originally presented on World Diabetes Day on November 14, this webinar features three leaders in paediatric diabetes discussing key issues and solutions […]

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Timely Access to Critical Care Transport for Northern Ontario’s Most Vulnerable Patients

Issue 5 | December 2023 Access to timely critical care transport services between hospitals is essential to achieve improved health outcomes for newborns and children requiring urgent or emergent critical care services. Currently in Ontario, the inter-facility transport of critically ill newborns and children is provided by highly specialized hospital-based transport teams situated at four

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Multimedia Resources Support Perinatal Care for 2SLGBTQIA+ People

Issue 5 | December 2023 In August, the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) released two multimedia resources that individual perinatal care providers, teams and organizations can use to reflect on and take steps towards enhancing the quality and cultural safety of the care they provide to Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer

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Milestones newsletter: December 2023

In This Issue Issue 5 | December 2023 Best Wishes for the Holiday Season As we approach the end of 2023, PCMCH’s Executive Director, Sanober Diaz, expresses her gratitude to everyone who contributed and supported our work throughout the past year. Read more… Timely Access to Critical Care Transport for Northern Ontario’s Most Vulnerable Patients

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Transition to Adult Care Resources Support Youth in Experiencing Seamless Transfers of Care 

Issue 5 | December 2023 Moving from the paediatric to the adult care system can be a difficult transition for many patients and families. This can involve loss of familiar settings, healthcare providers and routines. Without proper attention and support, transitions can lead to deterioration of the youth’s health status, and avoidable hospital admissions and

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Program Profile: Ontario Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial Dental Program

Sept. 2023 | Issue 4 Did you know that one in every 700 children in Ontario is born with a cleft of the lip and/or palate or other craniofacial difference? These conditions can be corrected through surgery, specialized dental treatment and speech therapy. The Ontario Cleft Lip and Palate/Craniofacial (CLP/C) Dental Program, funded by the

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Indigenous Primary Health Care Council & Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health: Working together to support high-quality perinatal, newborn, child and youth healthcare for Indigenous People

Sept. 2023 | Issue 4 In August 2023, the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council and the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health entered into a partnership that aims to foster high-quality perinatal, newborn and child healthcare for Indigenous peoples in Ontario. This strategic Relationship Agreement was developed in a mutual spirit of openness, respect and humility,

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Ontario Hospitals Demonstrate Success in Improving Safety of Oxytocin Administration

Sept. 2023 | Issue 4 Earlier this year, the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health (PCMCH) concluded an evaluation of the Safe Administration of Oxytocin project. A survey  initiated in 2022 asked Ontario hospitals about their use of oxytocin, a high-alert medication used to start or advance labour intravenously. Oxytocin administration has been identified

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