MOCHA at the 5th Community Social Pediatrics Symposium

Professor Mitch Blair has been invited to speak at the 5th Community Social Pediatrics Symposium in Montreal Canada on the 25th and 26th May 2017. The theme of the symposium is Children’s vulnerabilities: understanding and addressing health inequalities.

Professor Blair will speak alongside Dr Gilles Julien, Professor Gerry McHale and Dr Melanie Berry at the plenary session discussing the Viewpoints and Actions on the Complexity of Vulnerable Children. Interventions with vulnerable children can be very complex: for each situation, there are many problems, multiple diagnostics, and different life contexts. The development of transdisciplinary services that are tailored to the reality of at-risk children and families must be based on the knowledge and discoveries made in research. During this opening session, speakers will share their experiences regarding the importance of co-construction between research, field interventions, and children and their families so as to better understand the complexity of each case.

Registrations for this event are open now, go to our Events page to find out more.

Quality of Childhood series at the European Parliament

We are delighted that the Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) project will be contributing the next event in the Working Group of the Quality of Childhood series in the European Parliament (QoC).

The presentation will be given by Professor Michael Rigby and Dr Denise Alexander, the deputy leader, and research coordinator of the MOCHA project. Entitled Primary Health Care for Children in Europe. Similarities and Differences between Countries – what do they mean? We will present and discuss the Interim findings of the MOCHA project.

The event will take place on Tuesday 11 April 2017 from 15.00 until 17.00 hours at the European Parliament, Rue Wiertz 60, Brussels.

European Health Management Association annual conference

MOCHA is delighted to have all three papers we submitted to the European Health Management Annual Conference accepted for presentation. The topics covered will be Child Migrant Health Policy; E-Health Policy for Children; and Measurement of the Strength of Children’s Primary Care.

The meeting will be held at Bocconi University, Milan in June 2017

International society for quality and safety in healthcare conference

In October 2017 the prestigious International Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare (ISQua) global conference will be held in London.

Pressure for inclusion in the programme was very strong. In the face of this, our DIPEx collegaues, who have been interviewing children and young people about their experiences of health care as part of the MOCHA project, have been successful in having accepted a 45 minute session Lessons learned about primary care from listening to children’s voices – MOCHA project .

Paediatric Nurses Association of Europe

Dr. Maria Brenner, leader of WP2 on Complex Care, has been invited by the Paediatric Nurses Association of Europe to speak at their meeting in Naples on April 28th 2017 on MOCHA, and in particular on the work on services to children with complex needs. This is a marvellous opportunity to bring MOCHA to the professional body for all nurses dealing with children, in secondary care or in the community.