Judith Lynam Awards
05 Jan 2018
The RICHER (Responsive, Intersectoral-Interdisciplinary, Child-Community, Health, Education and Research) Social Pediatrics Initiative of BC Children’s Hospital is the winner of the 2017 John F. McCreary Prize for Interprofessional Teamwork. Led by Dr. Judith Lynam, Professor in the UBC School of Nursing, and Dr. Christine Loock, Associate Professor in the UBC Department of Pediatrics, RICHER is an interprofessional and intersectoral clinical practice initiative introduced to complement, enrich and extend existing clinical services along the continuum, from prevention to specialized supports for children in Vancouver’s inner city. Comprised of various interdisciplinary health care providers, researchers, and community partners, the program has built evidence-based services in order to improve equitable outcomes for some of the province’s most disadvantaged children.