Coached, Coordinated, Enhanced Neonatal Transition (CCENT)


Arpita Parmar

Better medical care has helped many women with challenging pregnancies deliver babies; however, some babies are born with serious and chronic conditions. Their families face a number of challenges when transitioning from the hospital to their homes. This project will evaluate a new type of care for these families. We will assign families a point person that focuses on three components of support: 1) care coordination, 2) parent education and empowerment, and 3) mindfulness using an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework. We will compare the experience, stress, and health of the families in the intervention arm with the experience, stress, and health of the families in the control arm. 

Research theme:
BRIGHT Future: Projects that will redesign health care services to be more responsive to family needs

Age range: 
Discharge from NICU–18 months later


Consult our Family Resource Binder Links

Start date:
January 2017

Principal Investigators: 
Dr. Julia Orkin, SickKids
Dr. Eyal Cohen, SickKids
Dr. Nathalie Major-Cook, CHEO
Dr. Paige Church, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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