Child Health and Wellness

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

Focus on Children and Families

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

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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 Institutes, Infections, Inflammation and Chronic Diseases, Human Dynamics in a Changing World, Engineering Solutions for Health, Brain and Mental Health, 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 300 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: