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Family Check-up Canada Wins Story Contest


December 12, 2017

The winner of Hamilton Health Sciences’ latest strategy story contest – Family Check-up Canada: Making the Race Fair, submitted by Dr. Terry Bennett of the Offord Centre for Child Studies. The Offord Centre has partnered with McMaster Children’s Hospital to become the first group to bring the Family Check-Up intervention program – pioneered in the United States – to Canada. They are launching a trial called Making the Race Fairto study whether this family-based early intervention affects the well-being and biology of children, ages two to 4 years old, who have emotional and behavioural challenges. The study is currently in recruitment mode looking for families across Hamilton, Ontario.

The judges, all from Hamilton Health Sciences, were Ted Scott, Acting VP Research & Chief Innovation Officer; Kirsten Krull, VP Quality and Performance and Chief Nursing Executive; Katie Porter, Director, Research Administration; and Dianne Norman, Manager, Student Affairs and Academic Relations. The judges used a points-based system to vote for the story that best embodies the goal of focusing on research, innovation and learning; this is the fourth installment of the HHS contest.
The other finalists in this year’s Strategy Story contest are: Pediatric neuro-oncology program embeds research into patient care ssubmitted by: Dr. Adam Fleming;ExploringABI through virtual mirror therapy submitted by Denise Johnson; Fit Hips aims to improve resilience submitted by Dr. Ahmed Negm; and Using data to drive decision making submitted by Chloe Nyitray.
The prize for this contest is the video shown here, released the week of Feb. 6, 2018. Thank you to Hamilton Health Sciences for creating such a high quality, professional video, and to Dr. Paulo Pires and his team at Ron Joyce Centre for Children’s Health, as our partners in the Family Checkup Canada program.

Making The Race Fair from Hamilton Health Sciences.

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