n 2011 at the CAPHC Annual Conference in Ottawa, you may recall a number of announcements related to a national network of child and youth health centres that were interested in addressing housing for children and youth as a determinant of health.
Much of this work was initiated by our colleagues at CHEO and the Child and Youth Health Network of Eastern Ontario, as a result of their work on the Ottawa Child/Youth Housing Advocacy Initiative (OCHAI).
Over the past 2 years a group that represents key paediatric health sciences centres and other groups involved with children and housing has evolved into a national network. The network's main activity is to raise awareness of the role housing plays in the healthy development of children and youth in Canada.
The Canadian Child and Youth Health and Housing Network have recently launched a new website at: http://www.housingandchildhealth.ca/ and I encourage all of you to check it out.
One of the key objectives of this network...Read More