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PHO Grand Rounds: Early Development Instrument (EDI) and the Heart-Mind Index
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
Venue: 480 University Ave, Suite 300 Toronto, ON M5G 1V2 Boardroom 350
Family Health; Health Promotion
City: Toronto
Format: In Person; Webinar

Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

This presentation will focus on the Early Development Instrument (EDI) and the Heart-Mind Index (HMI). Developed in British Columbia, the Heart-Mind Index produces a population-level snapshot of various components of mental functioning among children. The HMI analyzes EDI data in a new way in order to provide a more specific indication of social and emotional development. Presenter Joanne Schroeder will discuss both the EDI and the HMI and identify key trends and implications.  

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario. 

Presenter: Joanne Schroeder

Joanne Schroeder is the deputy director of the University of British Columbia’s Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), an interdisciplinary research institute focused on helping children and families thrive. She has played a foundational role as community development manager in the translation of HELP’s early child development research to communities. She is the author of Creating communities for young children: A toolkit for change, which is designed to help communities understand the work of the ECD Mapping Project and to use the information in their neighbourhoods to create positive change for children.

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To view any of the past Early Childhood Development Sessions:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - Dr. Jean Clinton - PHO Grand Rounds: Early child development: Foundations for health and wellbeing.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - Dr. Frank Oberklaid - PHO Rounds: Visiting Speaker - The science of early childhood development: Challenges in translating research to inform public policy and service delivery.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - Dr. Lisa Wolff - PHO Grand Rounds: Child Well-being in Rich Countries: How does Canada measure up?

Friday, February 7, 2014 - Dr. Neal Halfon - PHO Rounds: Visiting Speaker - Leveraging the science of health development: Designing systems that help children thrive.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Dr. Kieran Moore - PHO Rounds: Visiting Speaker - The 18-Month Enhanced Well-Baby Visit Assessment: Partnerships with public health.


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