Community Health Systems Resource Group
Increasing community capacity and improving outcomes for children, youth and families
The Community Health Systems Resource Group (CHSRG) works to increase community capacity and to improve outcomes for children, youth and families through research and community partnerships. Comprised of a group of dedicated health-systems research scientists, the CHSRG coordinates research and provides outreach to improve the well-being and mental health of children. The CHSRG works to promote success in children and youth by considering all factors essential to well-being including health, home life, school, community life, and peer relationships. The CHSRG advocates for the implementation of evidence-based interventions and standardized outcome measurement in health, mental health, social services and education, and the promotion and facilitation of integration and collaboration in service delivery. The CHSRG uses these links to create "communities of practice" around pathways and barriers to accessing services and in implementing evidence-based practices. In addition, CHSRG scientists use their research as "natural laboratories" in knowledge transfer and implementation of practice change by organizing resources to investigate and improve transfer and uptake of innovations in practice.
The CHSRG is dedicated to creating and implementing systemic models for children's success by transferring knowledge to all who can influence healthy outcomes for children. Their goals are to: improve services for children and youth at the community level; build community commitment to children and youth; and advocate for strong policies at all levels of government that support children, youth and their families.
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Meet the staff in the Community Health Systems Resource Group
The purpose of the Community Health Systems Resource Group is to create and implement systemic models for children's success through the transfer of knowledge to all who can influence healthy outcomes for children.
We have listed some of the projects that illustrate our research and knowledge transfer initiatives.