CIHR SPOR Chronic Disease Network: CHILD-BRIGHT


A pan-Canadian-SPOR research team learned about NaviCare/SoinsNavi and invited the team to become a partner in the network application with over 100 stakeholders across Canada to lead a national innovative network called CHILD-BRIGHT. This network aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based developmental disabilities and their families.


CHILD-BRIGHT is one of five nationwide projects that are funded by CIHR under their SPOR Networks in Chronic Disease program. The network received a $25M grant over five years, with $12.5M from CIHR that was equally matched by other funding partners, including $250K from NBHRF.


The NaviCare/SoinsNavi team is the Atlantic Canadian hub for a clinical trial to determine whether an innovative e-health intervention (named the MyREADY Transition™ BBD App) with content to promote education, empowerment, navigation, and integrated care, will result in improved transition readiness and efficient healthcare processes in youth between 15 and 17 years of age compared to usual care, when preparing to transition from pediatric to adult healthcare.


This project is in the recruitment stage. For more information, please see the network website.