Clinical/Community Research Integration Support Program (CRISP)

WCHRI is delighted to announce that the CRISP competition results are now available.

Congratulations to the awardees, including Bruce Wright, divisional director of pediatric emergency medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and site chief of emergency medicine at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

Through his CRISP grant, Bruce Wright will explore how to improve the conversations that health care providers have with families after mental health visits to the pediatric emergency department (EDs).

For children and youth in an acute mental health crisis, Alberta’s EDs are vital navigational and safety net hubs for assessment, treatment and referral to specialized services. These crises are stressful for youth and their families, and leave the family vulnerable.

Over a three-year period, Wright will work with parents, youth, health care providers and researchers to improve the conversations that health care providers have with families about what to do after the ED visit. This is called “discharge communication.” After evaluation, Wright’s team will create posters and pamphlets telling families about the new approach to discharge communication that will be used in the ED.

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