Showcasing Human Development, Child and Youth Health Research

Since 2000, CIHR and the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) have been supporting research that aims to give the best start in life for all Canadians. Children's health, security and wellness go a long way in making a better future for our communities.


Parenting strategies may help preterm babies thrive

A Q&A with Dr. Steven Miller and Dr. Isabel Benavente-Fernández on their research into the social economic status of parents and the link to cognitive outcomes in very preterm babies

Research consortium working to make cities healthier

CANUE’s vision is to increase scientific understanding of the interactions among the physical features of the urban environment and health

Babies and Bacteria

McMaster researcher studies link between maternal nutrition, gut bacteria, and the health of babies

Nothing for us without us

Parents and youth steer research network to help children with brain-based developmental disabilities

ReACH: Advancing maternal and child health research in Canada through cohort cataloguing

A research platform funded under CIHR's Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (HeLTI) is providing a valuable resource for researchers looking at the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

#ItDoesntHaveToHurt: Making a difference for children

Science-media partnership harnesses social media to connect with parents and mobilize evidence on children’s pain

Life with a baby

Peer network provides new parents with practical advice and emotional support

Helping youth open up about their health care needs

Children and youth living with a medical condition often have difficulty expressing their needs to health care professionals

Pan-Canadian network aims to boost health outcomes for preterm infants

A CIHR-funded pan-Canadian clinical research network is focused on preventing and managing the consequences of preterm birth

Making the world safer for children

York researcher works with partners across Canada to prevent child injury through strong, evidence-based policy

Research team seeks to strengthen perinatal health care system in Canada

Dr. Joseph is leading a CIHR-funded research team that seeks to correct the mismatch between pregnancy or infant risk and the level of care

Understanding the protective power of breast milk

Dr. Meghan Azad studies the early-life determinants of lifelong health

Taking aim at gun-related injuries among young Canadians

Researchers provide first picture of firearm injuries among children and youth in Ontario

Giving our tiniest patients a boost

A team of Toronto researchers is focused on improving health outcomes for the most vulnerable of patients – preterm infants.

Bullying: We all have a role to play in stopping it!

CIHR is supporting research into the health impacts of bullying

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