Sick Kids launch resource centre

April 2019

Community Health

Country of origin: Canada

Sick Kids is a resource where parents can read about the latest child health news, find in-depth information on complex medical conditions, or search a range of everyday topics from child development to safety advice. The information and articles on the website are evidence-based and have been developed in close collaboration with expert health-care professionals at Sick Kids.

?With the launch of AboutKidsHealth.ca, Sick Kids can offer parents a reliable online source to consult when making decisions about the health and well-being of their children, with information for typically developing children and for those with more complex health issues,? said Dr Ross Hetherington, Managing Director of AboutKidsHealth.ca.

Condition Centres ? Families of children with chronic and complex conditions can search one of the world?s most comprehensive sites on heart conditions, diabetes and brain tumours. Parents can learn about the various stages of their child?s condition from diagnosis and treatment to long-term management and outcomes in adulthood. As the site continues to grow, additional clinical areas will be introduced. Plans are currently underway to develop centres for learning disabilities, epilepsy, and pain.
In the News & Monthly Features ? Parents can read up-to-date information and articles on the latest research, studies and issues affecting children?s health.
Ask the Expert ? Sick Kids specialists provide monthly advice columns on health, nutrition and education issues. Recent topics and columnists are:
Why Canada needs a national immunization strategy , by Dr. Hugh O?Brodovich, paediatrician-in-chief, Sick Kids .

Get up and get moving! How to get the whole family active , by Francy Pillo Blocka, registered dietitian and director of the Specialty Food Shop at Sick Kids.
Helping kids with learning disabilities , by Peter Chaban, teacher researcher and head of the School Liaison Team at Sick Kids.
Just for Kids ? This special section for children and youth uses narrated animations to provide disease management education for children with conditions such as diabetes and asthma and promote safety awareness.
A-Z Library ? Parents will discover information on a wide range of topics by searching the child health library. Articles cover a variety of subject areas from conditions and diseases to child development, family and relationships, learning and education, and safety.

Sick Kids, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada?s most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children?s health in the country. Its mission is to provide the best in family-centred, compassionate care, to lead in scientific and clinical advancement, and to prepare the next generation of leaders in child health.

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