News & Announcements

Pediatric Mental Health Education Webinars

Child Health BC is pleased to announce the launch of foundational Pediatric Mental Health Education webinars to support acute care providers in their care of children and youth who present to hospital with mental health and/or substance use...

Taking a step in support of BC Children’s Hospital

As the only hospital in BC and the Yukon devoted exclusively to children, almost one million kids count on BC Children’s Hospital for specialized care they often can’t receive anywhere else. While amazing progress has been made in improving children...

The Child Health BC Pediatric Least Restraint Guideline for use in emergent/urgent care and inpatient settings has been updated!

We are happy to share with you the updated Child Health BC Pediatric Least Restraint Guideline for use in emergent/urgent care and inpatient settings. The updated Least Restraint guideline has been endorsed by the provincial Child Health BC Steering...

Appetite to Play was named a BC Quality Awards Winner for 2021 in the category of Optimizing the Early Years

Category: Optimizing the Early Years Year: 2021 Ranking: Winner Through the work of researchers and key collaborators, Child Health BC recognized concern regarding children’s decreasing physical activity levels, decreasing fruit and vegetable intake...

Feelings First Update: see what is new with the Social and Emotional Development initiative

Feelings First: a public health initiative to promote social and emotional development in early childhood. In the early years (ages 0 to 5 years), a child’s social and emotional health is every bit as important as their physical health. It impacts...

Social & Emotional Development in the Early Years: Kelty Mental Health and Child Health BC podcast

Where You Are Podcast: New Episode for Parents and Caregivers. Together BC Children's Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre and Child Health BC, as part of the Feelings First initiative, have collaborated on this latest episode of Where You Are...

National spotlight: Child Health BC takes the virtual stage at annual conference

Child Health BC team members were selected to share their learnings during the pandemic at this year’s Children’s Healthcare Canada conference. The pandemic has presented extraordinary challenges to patients and the health system. Amidst this...

The development of the Tiers of Service framework published in BMC Health Services Research

Planning and coordinating children's health services is a major area of focus for Child Health BC and its collaborators (health authorities, ministries, non-profit organizations, school boards, etc.). The Tiers of Service framework provides a common...

New social situations: Helping your children navigate BC’s restart plan

With summer officially upon us and B.C. easing its pandemic restrictions, many families are turning their attention to social gatherings. Now that playdates and large parties are once again allowed, some parents and caregivers are expressing concerns...

Feelings First Campaign Launches May 2021!

Feelings First, a social media campaign to spread awareness and spark conversation around Social and Emotional Development (SED) in the early years, is launching in May 2021. It is brought to you by the BC Healthy Child Development Alliance – a...