The importance of knowing what needs fixing

April 4, 2022

Could better monitoring of children’s mental health conditions lead to better outcomes for BC’s children?

That was the subject of a 60-minute virtual talk to graduate students in UBC’s school of population and public health on March 17, 2022, by Charlotte Waddell, director of the Children’s Health Policy Centre.

Speaking on the serious mental health service shortfalls for BC youth and children before Covid-19, Waddell said there is an urgent need to for better measurement now.

“If we measure it, we can start to shift the public conversation,” she said. “This is crucial because until it is their child, people just do not know and so, do not ask policymakers to pay attention.”

The 60-minute talk included enthusiastic discussion of case studies.