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Edwin S.H. Leong Centre for Healthy Children

Interdisciplinary Research to Promote the Flourishing of Every Child and Family

Message from the Co-Directors

Childhood is a critical period in shaping human potential for optimal well-being. When children and youth thrive, a critical building block is established for lifelong health, social functioning and economic productivity. Unfortunately, even in the world’s richest countries like Canada, opportunities for children and youth differ. Morbidity, mortality, growth, development, mental health, and educational attainment are largely determined by children’s social circumstances, with those children and youth who grow up in the most disadvantaged environments at largest risk of suboptimal outcomes.

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Nov 10, 2021
ExplAIn 2 Kids: Engaging Children & Youth in Ar@ficial Intelligence in Pediatric Healthcare is funded by the Leong Centre in partnership with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health Data Science to Improve Population Health and Health System Seed Grant at the University of Toronto.
Nov 1, 2021
Dr. Catherine Birken will spearhead the Leong Centre’s research on child health outcomes—and develop innovative solutions to improve the health of children.
Jul 8, 2021
Some findings are not yet peer-reviewed; point to urgent need to prioritize child and youth mental and physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Leong Centre will help improve child health through new precision prevention

Researchers can better predict and enhance health outcomes for children around the world.