Child Health and Wellness

Child Health and Wellness

For better health and wellbeing of children, families and communities around the world.

Focus on Children and Families

Research in child health and wellbeing has the power to transform the future for children, families and communities. When we effectively treat illnesses and prevent stressors in babies and children, the benefits to children and their families are monumental.

Research Highlights

Tito Daodu

Paediatric surgeon advances anti-racism in health care and medical education

Dr. Tito Daodu believes anti-racism work is an essential duty for all physicians

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Passionate voices and lived experience shape mental health research and care

Youth Advisory Council guides mental health research program at Calgary’s first centre dedicated to child and adolescent mental health

Katie Birnie

Local excellence leads to national guidelines for paediatric pain management

Dr. Katie Birnie chaired the Health Standards Working Group along with 14 experts in paediatric pain management

Everly Tram sitting outside Alberta Children's Hospital

One Child Every Child

A Canada-first research initiative with a vision for all children to be healthy, empowered and thriving. 

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The Child Health and Wellness research strategy is led by the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (ACHRI) in partnership with Alberta Health Services, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, and our visionary community to create a better future for children through research. This collaborative community includes investigators from: ArtsCumming School of MedicineKinesiologyNursingOwerko CentreSchulich School of EngineeringScienceSocial WorkVeterinary Medicine and Werklund School of Education.

Collaborations with Cumming School of Medicine Research InstitutesInfections, Inflammation and Chronic DiseasesHuman Dynamics in a Changing WorldEngineering Solutions for HealthBrain and Mental HealthUCalgary Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; the Azrieli Accelorator as well as ii' taa'poh'to'p are critical to accelerating outcomes.

Child health has long been the focus of this diverse group of researchers at the University. Four decades of generous support from the community has fueled research excellence. Today, this group includes over 350 investigators and more than 700 trainees and research staff.

Child Health and Wellness researchers from across campus engaged with child and youth-facing agencies, community members and leaders to develop this strategy. This dynamic journey, involving 640 participants from 40 organizations, illuminated the intersection between the University of Calgary’s research strengths, strategic opportunities and the needs of the community.

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Partners who contribute resources to the Child Health and Wellness research strategy include: