Daily Media Digest May 4, 2023

$1.25 million for early childhood mental health care across Canada to improve outcomes for vulnerable children
Kids Brain Health Network
“This new funding supports implementation science research that will enhance our understanding for improving systematic and equitable, evidence-based interventions for young children and their caregivers.”
TAGS: mental health, pediatric health, Kids Brain Health Network, Queens University, SickKids

Time to Recapture Momentum for Vaccines and Immunization
“While their arrival may have been sooner than expected, that science was able to deliver safe and effective vaccines should not be a surprise.”
TAGS: vaccine development, innovative research, BIOTECanada

Nine New Members Join the Research Canada Alliance
Research Canada
“Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery is pleased to welcome nine new Members into its Alliance dedicated to advancing health research and innovation in Canada …”
TAGS: Canadian Association of Optometrists, Canadian Brain Research Strategy, CNIB, Child Development Institute (CDI), Mental Health Research Canada, Roche Canada, Terry Fox Research Institute, University of Windsor, Variational AI

Too many people take too many pills
The Economist
“Getting people off drugs is unfamiliar terrain for modern health systems, which are mostly set up to put patients on them. But that is beginning to change.”
TAGS: prescription drugs, pharmacists, Bruyere Research Institute

Mental Health and Addictions Program in Eastern Zone making strides in recruitment, programs and initiatives
Nova Scotia Health
“Through collaborative recruitment efforts by the Nova Scotia Health Mental Health and Addictions Program and Physician Services, the seasoned team of specialists providing care and support to children …”
TAGS: mental health and addiction, psychiatry, Nova Scotia Health, IWK Health

Manitoba to become first province to collect race-based patient data
CTV News Winnipeg
“Manitoba is set to become the first province in Canada to collect self-declared, race-based patient data in a push for more equitable health care.”
TAGS: health care data, equitable health care, University of Manitoba