This Roundtable has been postponed to May 2-4, 2022.
The Social Exposome in Child Health and Development: Advancing Research and Partnerships to Reduce Inequalities in Canada
Despite being the 5th most prosperous country in the world, when compared to other developed countries, Canada’s rankings are alarmingly low on key measures of children’s health and safety, as well as child poverty. These conditions have resulted in large and growing inequalities in the development and health of Canadian children. We will host a roundtable workshop to bring together researchers, experts in policy, and relevant NGOs and community groups with the goals to:
1) review and synthesize current research on the social determinants of child health and development and current policies and interventions to address them;
2) catalyse research collaborations to facilitate new, interdisciplinary research directions that will advance the field and lead to new funding opportunities,
3) identify interventions and policies that should be the priority for advancement and make concrete next steps towards implementation;
4) with the help of knowledge dissemination experts, outline a plan for knowledge translation aimed at raising awareness and support for policy change.