2014 Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS)
Results from the 1983 Ontario Child Health Study were partially responsible for over 3 billion dollars of investment in federal and provincial programs and services, resulting in the creation of programs such as the Ontario Early Years Centres; thirty years later, a sequel was conducted. The 2014 Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS) studied the physical & mental health of Ontario children & youth aged 4-17.
The 2014 OCHS was designed to:
- Compare patterns and levels of mental disorder in Ontario with estimates generated 30 years ago from the 1983 Ontario Child Health Study
- Find out if levels of disorder are linked to family income & poverty levels
- Find out if children & families are receiving the services they need
- Identify how families, neighbourhoods & schools can reduce the risk for children’s mental health problems
For more information and to see preliminary results, click here to visit the 2014 OCHS page .