How To Succeed with your Ideal for Change - Reflections on Effective Child Health Advocacy
During this CAPHC Presents webinar, we welcome two leaders in the paediatric health care community to discuss the latest edition of , The Canadian Paediatric Society’s biennial status report that evaluates public policies affecting children and youth in Canada.
Our presenters will highlight changes to the document, review the principles of effective child health advocacy, and apply these principles to two case studies.
Dr. Michael Dickinson is a community pediatrician and head of pediatrics in at the Miramichi Regional Hospital in Miramichi, NB. He has been practicing in Miramichi since 1995 and is currently the president–elect of the CPS. Dr. Dickinson has professional interests in advocacy, teaching, and healthy active living and has written articles for the Globe and Mail, been a medical consultant to Today’s Parent magazine, and has been a medical reviewer of Ann Douglas’ “The Mother of All Baby Books”. Dr. Dickinson also currently chairs the CPS Advocacy Committee.
Dr. Andrew Lynk is the newly appointed Chair & Chief of Pediatrics at the IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University in Halifax. Andrew has practiced community Pediatrics in Cape Breton for over 25 years, and his past President of the Canadian Paediatric Society, where he also chaired the Advocacy Committee for 10 years.