Facilitating Institutional Change
SKIP is committed to helping Canadian healthcare institutions put evidence into practice to improve care for kids in pain.
We’re working with a wide range of partners to connect with institutions across the country and facilitate the adoption of best practices.
ChildKind certification is a global standard of institutional commitment to pediatric pain management. SKIP works in partnership with ChildKind International to assist children’s healthcare institutions in moving towards ChildKind certification. To date, SKIP has helped four Canadian children’s hospitals move closer to certification.
In October 2019, SKIP hosted a two-day knowledge mobilization workshop in Toronto, facilitated by Dr. Melanie Barwick from The Hospital for Sick Children, that provided formal training to 21 provincial, national, and international stakeholders. Participants learned new approaches to better support knowledge mobilization initiatives around pediatric pain management in their organizations. SKIP has also continued to utilize the tools from this workshop to build capacity and excellence in knowledge mobilization with researchers through our Jump in With SKIP program.
The SKIP Affiliate designation was created for institutions that demonstrate leadership and a commitment to mobilizing evidence to improve children’s pain management, and want to become official members of SKIP’s national network. To learn more about how your institution can benefit from the Affiliate designation, click here.