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IMPACT-Child Health Award 
Following an October 2015 call for Letters of Intent for the IMPACT-Child Health Awards Competition*, we received thirty-two submissions from across Ontario. Of these, eleven full applications were reviewed by an international adjudication panel, which assessed proposals according to the following criteria- scientific excellence, patient engagement, potential for large health impacts, knowledge to action, potential to build collaborative relationships/capacity, and the quality of the research team.  At the conclusion of a highly competitive review process, the Ontario Child Health Support Unit (OCHSU) announced five (5) successful proposals:

Dr. Catherine Birken (PI), The Hospital for Sick Children.
Addressing obesity and mental health outcomes in toddlers at risk: a pragmatic randomized controlled trial comparing usual care to group-based parenting and home visits in primary care.
Anticipated Completion: February 2020. 
Dr. Nora Fayed (PI), Queen’s University.
Complex Care for Kids Ontario (CCKO): A Province-Wide Integrated Care Intervention for Children with Medical Complexity (CMC) using a Patient-Engaged Evaluation Framework.
Enrollment Ongoing.
Dr. Denise Harrison (PI), Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
A cluster randomized controlled trial in Ontario hospitals providing maternal/newborn care to determine effectiveness of a parent-targeted educational video for
improving newborn pain treatment.
Dr. Nancy Young (PI), Laurentian University.
Comparing the Effectiveness of a New Screening and Triage Process vs Standard Practice in Matching Mental Health Services to Needs among Aboriginal Youth Living On-Reserve.
Dr. Roger Zemek (PI), Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.
Pediatric Concussion Assessment of Rest and Exertion (PedCARE); a Randomized Controlled Trial. 
Recruitment ongoing.
 Martin Osmond, MD CM, FRCPC
Co-lead, Ontario Child Health SUPPORT Unit
CEO and Scientific Director,
Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario RI.
 Colin Macarthur, MBChB, PhD
 Co-lead, Ontario Child Health SUPPORT Unit
 Associate Chief, Clinical Research,
 The Hospital for Sick Children.
 *The aim of the IMPACT - Child Health Awards initiative is to fund scientifically excellent, policy-relevant, high impact projects that address areas of major burden in child health.  These awards, directly aligned with Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care, support patient-oriented research projects that are Innovative, Measurable, Patient-oriented, Appropriate, Collaborative and Transformative.