Initiatives & Guidelines

Issue 7 | July 2024

In This Issue Issue 7 | July 2024 Regional Maternal-Child Health Networks: The Core Elements of Success What are the core elements that embody a regional maternal-child health network and how will they be used to improve health outcomes in perinatal and paediatric care in Ontario? Ontario’s six regional maternal-child health networks (“regional networks”) are […]

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Issue 5 | 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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Issue 4 | September 2023

In This Issue Sept. 2023 | Issue 4 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 The Indigenous Primary Health Care Council and PCMCH have entered a new partnership aimed at fostering high-quality perinatal, newborn, child

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Paediatric Palliative Care

Formed in 2010 as a partnership between PCMCH and the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), the Provincial Paediatric Palliative Care Steering Committee (PPPC-SC) supports the development and implementation of a provincial approach to the delivery of paediatric palliative care. The PPPC-SC includes representation from clinicians, administrators, family advisors, professional associations and community organizations across Ontario. The

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Issue 3 | June 2023

Supporting high-quality and inclusive perinatal, newborn, child and youth healthcare Subscribe to Milestones In This Issue Annual Report 2022/23 now available In case you missed it, our 2022/23 annual report was released last month.  It highlights our wide-ranging initiatives in the past year, including how we worked to address the healthcare needs of equity-deserving communities

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2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusivity in Perinatal Care 

The perinatal period uniquely impacts the mental health and wellbeing of 2SLGBTQIA+ people. Previous or anticipated experiences of discrimination and invisibility, in addition to system-level inequities, can affect trust in perinatal healthcare providers and the broader healthcare system. These barriers can also impact equitable access to timely, quality healthcare, thereby contributing to poor physical and

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Issue 2 | March 2023

In this Issue New Resources Support Healthy Pregnancies for People with Disabilities Three new evidence-based resources for healthcare providers, administrators and pregnant people that support healthy pregnancies, birthing experiences and postpartum outcomes for people with disabilities have been released by PCMCH and the University of Toronto. Read more… PCMCH, Regional Networks & BORN: Working together

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Disability and Pregnancy

Nearly one in eight pregnancies in Ontario are to people with a disability; however, pregnancy care is not often structured to address their needs. In 2022, PCMCH collaborated with researchers from the University of Toronto to develop evidence-based resources to support healthy pregnancies, birthing experiences and postpartum outcomes for people with disabilities. In 2023, PCMCH

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Issue 1 | October 2022

Supporting high-quality and inclusive perinatal, newborn, child and youth healthcare In This Issue Welcome to Milestones Through this newsletter, PCMCH hopes to foster a two-way exchange of ideas and information around reproductive, perinatal, newborn, child, youth and family healthcare in Ontario, writes PCMCH Executive Director Sanober Diaz. Read more… Dr. Jackie Schleifer Taylor Departs as

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Standards of Postnatal Care

The Standards of Postnatal Care report was released in 2018 to articulate the standards of postnatal care for mothers/parents and newborns in the first seven days following birth. Approximately 140,000 babies are born in Ontario each year. With the trend towards earlier discharges and in the context of rising healthcare costs and constraints on resources,

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