IHDCYH Strategic research priorities

In its 2013-17 Strategic Plan, IHDCYH will target innovative research that contributes to improvement in critical reproductive, child and youth health outcomes, leading to better life trajectories. To ensure the best outcomes for children, youth and families, IHDCYH has identified three research investment themes:

  1. Healthy Developmental Trajectories;
    1. Developmental Origins of Health and Disease through the Lifespan
    2. Preterm Birth
  2. Healthy Reproduction, Pregnancy, Childhood and Youth; and
    1. Environmental Health
    2. Healthy Pregnancy
  3. Healthy Public Policy and Systems Integration to ensure the best outcomes for families, infants, children and youth
    1. Integrated Child and Youth Research and Health Services
    2. Mental Health

IHDCYH is also committed to building capacity in health services, knowledge translation and ethics research in areas covered by the Institute's mandate.

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