Since launching in 2015, the MNCY SCN has collaborated with operational stakeholders, researchers, and community partners across Alberta to pilot, implement and support provincial uptake of quality improvements, programs, and clinical practice changes that improve health and care of mothers, babies, children, youth and families.
Collaboration with three Alberta communities (Cree Nations of Maskwacis, Inner city Edmonton, and Little Red River Cree Nation) to enhance supports for pregnant Indigenous women and their families and improve access to culturally safe perinatal care using community-based approaches.
Development and implementation of a provincial clinical care pathway for button battery ingestions that standardizes care from initial presentation to battery removal, follow-up care and management of complications.
Since 2016, the MNCY SCN has funded 40 research and quality improvement projects that address priority needs for maternal and child health. This work has helped improve health outcomes and care, reduce variation in practice and build capacity for health innovation and improvement in Alberta.
Recipient of the 2023 Health Quality Council of Alberta’s Patient Experience Award, the Alberta FICare Program has been implemented in all 14 Neonatal ICUs in Alberta, improving the experience of parents in feeling included in their preterm baby’s care.