HELP Research Retreat: March 6, 2012

Please join us on March 6th for this month’s HELP Research Retreat. Designed to bring HELP Staff, Faculty and Affiliates together to learn more about what is going on within HELP and any new ideas and research findings with HELP's partners. 

HELP Research Retreat Agenda

Special Guests: MDI Australia Team
March 06, 2012
School of Population and Public Health Building
2206 East Mall, Room 491

9:30am: Introductions

9:35 ‐ 9:45am: Director/ Deputy Director Report
Overview of the March Retreat

9:45 ‐ 10:45am: NGO Participation at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child: Process and an Analysis
Presenter Name: Lynell Anderson

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is reviewing Canada’s reporting under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The review process includes opportunities for Non‐Government Organizations (NGO’s) to provide alternative reports to the Committee and, potentially, to be invited to meet with the Committee to discuss their analysis in person. Lynell Anderson recently participated in this meeting, along with other members of Canada’s NGO delegation. She will share highlights of the overall UN process and an analysis of Canada’s status under General Comment 7 (GC 7) – Implementing Child Rights in Early Childhood.

10:45 to 11:00 am: Health and Networking Break

11:00 am ‐ 12 pm: International EDI/Indonesia
Presenter Name: Sally Brinkman
Sally Brinkman will provide us with a glimpse into her trials and tribulations in Indonesia.

12:00 ‐1:00 pm: Brown Bag Lunch and Birthday Cake Celebration

1:00 ‐2:30 pm: How the Health Sector uses EDI data and exploring possible impacts
Presenter Name: Joanne Wooldrige
The VCH team will provide an overview of how the Health Sector currently uses EDI data and where additional impact is possible.

Public Health Early Years Services in Vancouver Coastal Health Authority
Joanne Wooldridge is a Public Health Nurse by training and is currently the Regional Leader for Early Childhood Development in the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority (VCH). Joanne's presentation is a great opportunity to learn about the public health side of early child development. Joanne will outline the various roles and disciplines that provide health services in the early years, discuss current Ministry of Health initiatives that impact children and families; and, share how VCH has used EDI data.

2:30pm‐2:45pm: Retreat Wrap‐Up