CHILD microbiome video wins award in CIHR KMb competition

CHILD microbiome video wins award in CIHR KMb competition

The CHILD Cohort Study is thrilled to announce that its video The CHILD Cohort Study and a Baby’s Microbiome received the Runner-Up Prize and a $1,000 award in the 2019 CIHR “IHDCYH Talks” knowledge mobilization (KMb) video competition.

Based on the criteria Impact & Relevance; Accessibility; Innovation & Creativity; Video Quality; and Reach, the CHILD video received an average score of 4.48/4.9.

Reviewers’ comments:

This was an excellent video overall. It demonstrated both the benefits of the research coming out of the CHILD Cohort Study and the insights being derived from it, as well as some very interesting results of practical relevance to parents and families.

I found some of the topics discussed to be particularly engaging as they are not topics often discussed in this type of knowledge translation context… It offers parents a lot to think about and discuss with their healthcare professionals.

I appreciated the videos’ efforts to describe scientific language, for example specific bacteria in the gut flora that are associated with asthma, in a way that was accessible to a lay audience… very innovative.

The CHILD Cohort Study and a Baby’s Microbiome takes us on a journey into the animated world of a baby’s gut microbiome. It shares CHILD research discoveries that are helping us to understand allergies, asthma, obesity and everyday health and wellbeing – especially during childhood. Illustrations and animation were designed by RichToons.

The “IHDCYH Talks” competition is sponsored by the CIHR Institute for Human Development, Child and Youth Health to recognize excellence in videos that present clear, evidence-based messages designed to have a positive impact on the health of children, youth and families. Visit the IHDCYH Talks Video Competition YouTube Channel to watch all of the 2019 video submissions.

CHILD wishes to thank all those who assisted in the development of the video and voted online during the competition.