The Research Institute is supported by BC Children's Hospital Foundation and works in close partnership with BC Children's Hospital, the Provincial Health Services Authority and its agencies, and the University of British Columbia.
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BC Children's Hospital Foundation
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation raises money to support excellence and innovation in care, treatment and research at BC Children’s Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children and the Child & Family Research Institute. The Foundation is currently engaged in the $200-million Campaign for BC Children to build a new children’s hospital and ensure all BC children have access to a consistent standard of pediatric care.
University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is one of North America’s largest public research and teaching institutions, and one of only two Canadian institutions consistently ranked among the world’s 22 best universities. Surrounded by the beauty of the Canadian West, it is a place that inspires bold, new ways of thinking that have helped make it a national leader in areas as diverse as community service learning, sustainability and research commercialization. UBC offers more than 56,000 students a range of innovative programs and attracts $550 million per year in research funding from government, non-profit organizations and industry through over 8,000 projects and grants.
Provincial Health Services Authority
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians.
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BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
BC Children’s Hospital is British Columbia’s only pediatric hospital and home to many specialized pediatric services available nowhere else in the province, including BC’s trauma centre for children, pediatric intensive care, kidney and bone marrow transplants, open heart surgery, neurosurgery and cancer treatment. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children is the provincial facility that offers specialized child development and rehabilitation services to children and youth.
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BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre is the province’s only facility devoted exclusively to the health of women, newborns and families. It is one of the country’s busiest maternity centres, delivering more than 7,000 babies annually, and has the largest neonatal intensive care unit in BC. More than 20,000 women are seen annually through its specialized women’s health programs, which include world-class services in breast health, substance dependency, osteoporosis, HIV/AIDS and reproductive health.
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BC Mental Health & Addiction Services
BC Mental Health & Addiction Services provides specialized provincial tertiary mental health services to the citizens of British Columbia. Programs include: Forensic Psychiatric Services, Child & Adolescent Mental Health, Women’s Reproductive Mental Health, Heartwood Centre for Women, a provincial program for women with significant substance use, mental health and primary care challenges, as well as the Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for children and youth located at BC Children’s Hospital. The agency also has a significant province-wide role in advancing best practices in mental health through research and knowledge exchange.
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The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics is a synergistic group of scientists and researchers who share a strong sense of commitment to solve the many genetic questions surrounding human illness and well-being. Affiliated with the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute, CMMT conducts discovery research and translates that research into effective clinical and therapeutic strategies to promote health. For more information, visit www.cmmt.ubc.ca.