The CICH Profile evaluates and summarizes data on the health and well-being of Canadian children and youth through graphs, tables and commentaries covering a broad range of health indicators.
The Canadian Institute of Child Health (CICH) is a national non-profit organization, founded in 1977 to promote the health and well-being of all children and youth in Canada. CICH has published three hard copy editions of The Profile and is the lead coordinating organization of this on-line version.
“Immunizations are the most common recurring health-related procedure undertaken in childhood. For most children, these procedures can cause unnecessary stress and anxiety which can lead to long-term non-adherence with recommended health care interventions and missed immunizations.
Given the crucial role of parents in reassuring, soothing and supporting their children, they must acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to mitigate stress and anxiety during immunization.” (http://www.immunize.ca/en/parents/pain.aspx)Read More »
CICH gratefully acknowledges the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for supporting the development of the Profile web portal.