News & Announcements

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...

KidCareCanada Announcement

Child Health BC now houses a wealth of video resources from KidCareCanada Society, an organization that focused on empowering parents to raise their children to be socially and emotionally healthy. We are very excited to continue to offer their...

Children’s Mental Health Clinical Resources

One in four children and youth ages 15-24 will experience a mental health illness and research shows that 75% will not receive care in a timely manner. This results in more and more use of hospital emergency departments. In fact, in BC, there are an...

CHBC Provincial Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal Guideline for Emerg/Urgent Care is posted!

The CHBC Provincial Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal Guideline for Initial Management in Emergent/Urgent Care settings is now available on our website. The guideline consists of the following: 1. Part One: Background and Evidence 2. Part Two...

Richmond Emergency Department PEWS pilot published in BMC Emergency Medicine

The team who conducted the research pilot of PEWS in the emergency department of Richmond Hospital has published the study results in BMC Emergency Medicine. The study was designed to help inform provincial decisions regarding a full implementation...

BRIGHT Coaching study protocol published!

BRIGHT Coaching (https://www.child-bright.ca/bright-coaching), is a national research initiative that explores whether a standardized and nationally available online education tool and coaching resource is feasible and helpful to parents of children...

BC PEWS for Physicians working in Inpatient & Emerg/Urgent Care: Online Module launched!

The BC Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) helps providers identify abnormal physiology quickly and when tracked across time, offers early warning of deterioration. PEWS has been implemented in many hospitals across BC. Take this short online...

CHBC's Provincial Least Restraint Guideline Update

The recently updated CHBC Provincial Least Restraint Guideline which includes an updated Appendix B: Chemical Restraint Algorithm based on practice changes is shown below: View the updated guideline at the link below: Part Two: Summary and Tools