Partners in Practice and Progress
Chi Cheng is a Child & Adolescent, Adult Psychiatrist, Physician Researcher, and VP North America for the IEPA Network. Chi’s research has examined program implementation and development, fidelity to EPI standards, evaluation of EPI training for healthcare workers, delivery of EPI services in rural and remote regions, and pathways to care among vulnerable populations (e.g., youth, Indigenous people). In 2017, Chi and the NorthBEAT team received a 4-year Ontario Trillium Foundation Youth Opportunities Fund grant to support the NorthBEAT Collaborative, which aims to improve coordination of care, build capacity to detect psychosis symptoms early, and enhance access to appropriate services for youth with psychosis who live in Northwestern Ontario.
ORAL PRESENTATION A. Van Barneveld, C. Cheng, D. Eddington, C. Lem, H. Zachozy Background: The NorthBEAT Project (2012-15) was an exploratory research project which identified barriers that young people and their families in Northern Ontario faced in receiving appropriate early psychosis intervention (EPI). Barriers included an isolating and disconnected system of care and a lack […]
ORAL PRESENTATION C. Lem, D. Eddington, A. Laflamme, A. Ryan, H.Grant, H. Zachozy, M. Forget, A. Yip, B. Cooper, C. Cheng Background: The NorthBEAT Collaborative is a four-year research-to-action initiative committed to helping youth with psychosis in Northwestern Ontario get the help they need, when they need it. The Collaborative has over 30 signed organizations—including […]
ORAL PRESENTATION D. Eddington, C. Lem, M.Forget, H. Zachozy, C. Cheng Background: The NorthBEAT Collaborative is a four-year research-to-action initiative committed to helping youth with psychosis in Northwestern Ontario get the help they need, when they need it. In addition to its over 30 signed member organizations, NorthBEAT is supported by two youth and family […]
KEYNOTE Dr. Chiachen Cheng EPI standards encourage community partnerships to ensure holistic care for youth and families experiencing psychosis, but this may be difficult to operationalize or put into practice. This presentation will explore some of the ways that Dr. Chiachen Cheng embraces community collaboration, multi-stakeholder and lived experience perspectives, and the impacts these partnerships […]
POSTER H. Hobbs, S. Archie, S. Bromley, C. Cheng, C. Lem. Advocacy and Education: Knowledge Translation Activities in Response to Cannabis Legalization Background: Following Fall 2015 elections, the Canadian government fulfilled an election promise, tabling legislation to legalize and regulate cannabis. The Cannabis Act was passed by the House of Commons in November 2017 with […]