New Journal Series: Child Health in Canada
Excited to see in my inbox that Longwoods was publishing a new series on children’s health in Canada. So far the articles I read were great, and very interesting to read. Hopefully those of you with interests in peds you can take a look
The Editor’s Letter
Mary Jo Haddad
Enabling child health is the main focus of my career. While I am often inspired by the great strides that have been made in terms of fostering child health, my many encounters with children and their families, healthcare providers and health system policy and decision-makers also make me acutely aware of the significant health-related obstacles young people still confront. Very few – if any – of us are satisfied with the current state of children’s health. We know we can do better, and we believe we ought to do more. In order to bring about positive changes for children, we must move swiftly, decisively and in a carefully planned and coordinated manner.
This journal series – Child Health in Canada – was born out of a spirit of collaboration and a fierce determination to improve children’s physical and mental well-being. It is also a call to action to address the specific issues that impede children’s health. The goals of the series are not tame; its aims are to inform public policy and to improve systems of care across the country and, in so doing, to enhance child health outcomes.
My vision for this series is also anchored in pride and optimism. These feelings arise from working with brilliant, talented and passionate child health experts, individuals who are motivated to improve the lives of children in our communities, schools, homes and hospitals.
Child Health in Canada will be composed of four issues, each one focused on a theme that is critical to the overall subject:
- Social determinants of health
- Mental health
- Health systems performance
Read more at www.longwoods.com