Primary Health Care Reform - What does it Mean for Canadian Children and Youth
Primary care reform has been a major policy initiative across a number of Canadian provinces. Little is known about how reform efforts will address the needs of children and youth. At the same time, there are a number of other core healthcare services for children and youth that fall under provincial/territorial jurisdiction. These include access to pharmacare, dental care, and developmental screening including for hearing and vision. This webinar will summarize findings from a CIHR funded investigation of primary health care services for children and youth in Canada using a range of sources including stakeholder questionnaires, national surveys and other health administrative data recently released as part of a new on-line CICH Profile Module focused on Primary Care Services. Topics to be covered include the structure of primary care services, indicators of access and effectiveness, as well as what is known about funding and access to other primary health care services such as dental and developmental screening. Data will presented by province and territory, and some comparative findings with the US will be discussed. Tweet
Dr. Astrid Guttmann is a senior scientist and the chief science officer of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, as well as a staff physician and senior associate scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children. She holds a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Applied Chair in Reproductive, Child and Youth Health Services Research. Dr. Guttmann sits on the Provincial Council for Maternal and Child Health in Ontario.
Shelley Callaghan is the Project Manager for the Health of Canada's Children and Youth: A CICH Profile. She is responsible for the day to day operations of the Profile including the overseeing of the portal, communications, partnerships and budget management. Shelley has been working in the area of child/youth health and health promotion/prevention as a consultant for over 20 years, managing projects, facilitating consultations and developing training/educational initiatives for government departments and national non-profit organizations.