The vision of Cochrane Child Health is that decision-makers (health care providers, policy-makers, parents and children/youth) concerned with child health make evidence-informed health care decisions by using high quality Cochrane systematic reviews of the best available evidence.
We work within the child health community to advocate for decision-making based on finding, understanding and using the best available evidence. We do this by carrying out knowledge translation of high quality healthcare evidence, achieved through formal and informal partnerships with relevant stakeholders. We also train child health practitioners in critical appraisal and the use of systematic reviews.
We work within Cochrane to advocate for systematic reviews that reflect the particular needs of children and youth, by facilitating clinically-relevant and methodologically rigorous Cochrane reviews on child health topics, and developing appropriate methods for evidence synthesis and meta-analysis in child health.