Connecting the Dots - CAPHC 2013: A Year in Review

Connecting the Dots - CAPHC 2013: A Year in Review

Bringing new knowledge to impact practice change is a key factor and primary goal of all CAPHC programs. We are proud to present our 2013 Annual Review to our member organizations, national partners and networks in recognition of the tremendous degree of national collaboration that represents the cornerstone of CAPHC’s work. 

This annual review summarizes CAPHC activities throughout 2013, highlighting our key milestones and future direction. Focusing on CAPHC’s Core Programs, we have highlighted activities and new collaborative opportunities in our National Benchmarking and Decision Support programs; Paediatric Practice Guidelines and Patient Safety Collaboratives; and in our work in the area of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. 

Our commitment to knowledge translation and knowledge mobilization is stronger than ever and we invite you to visit our Knowledge Exchange Network, http://ken.caphc.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome and participate in our weekly webinars through our CAPHC Presents! Program, http://www.caphc.org/caphc-presents/.

In the year ahead, CAPHC will remain committed to its primary goal of facilitating practice change to improve child and youth healthcare services across the continuum of care, with specific focus on the development of national guidelines and standards of care in the following areas - transition from paediatric to adult care; management of medically complex children through the continuum of care; sepsis; and managing acute procedural pain. 

We will also continue our guideline development work with our neonatal and paediatric intensive care colleagues focused on the delivery, utilization and weaning of nitric oxide; in partnership with Accreditation Canada in the area of interfacility transport of critically ill children and youth; and in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) in the development of a National Paediatric Rehabilitation Reporting System (PRRS).

Our Annual Report is an opportunity to recognize and thank our many collaborators, partners and supporters. I hope you will take this opportunity to learn more about CAPHC, our collaborative opportunities and share our report with your respective organizations, colleagues and communities of practice. 

Elaine Orrbine
President and CEO
CAPHC

Ann WatkinsComment