Dr. Quynh Doan Receives CIHR Funding

Congratulations to Dr. Quynh Doan and her team members, who include Dr. Robert Stenstrom, on their recent CIHR  grant award (approximately $600K) to validate MyHEARTSMAP, a psychosocial assessment tool for use in the emergency department (ED). Although up to 70% of youth seeking care in the ED have an underlying mental health condition, only 10% seek help specifically for a mental health concern. When Emergency Physicians are unaware of mental health issues, they may not fully understand patients’s emergency care needs and potential response to treatment. Providing MyHEARTSMAP in the ED for families and youth to assess for mental health needs is anticipated to address an important clinical care gap.