Motivational Interviewing in the Maternity Ward for the Immunization of Children (EMMIE) Program

The Motivational Interviewing in the Maternity Ward for the Immunization of Children (EMMIE) Program will be offered in some institutions in Québec at the end of 2017. The Program will eventually be offered in all healthcare institutions in Québec where births take place.

Description

The Motivational Interviewing in the Maternity Ward for the Immunization of Children (EMMIE) Program is a provincial program to promote vaccination. The aim of the program is to improve the health of children in Québec by promoting vaccination for them.

The Program consists of providing parents with a personalized session to discuss vaccination when their child is born. This session will allow an open dialogue to be established between the immunization counsellor and the parents.

Participation in the EMMIE Program is voluntary.

Eligibility

Any parent whose child is born in one of the participating institutions can receive a visit from the immunization counsellor free of charge.

Procedure

If your child is born in one of the participating institutions, an immunization counsellor will come to see you before you leave the hospital. You don’t have to do anything in particular for this visit to take place.

Discussing vaccination with the immunization counsellor can help you with your reflection by providing you with new information. If you want, the immunization counsellor can recommend reliable documents or websites that you can consult to find out more about vaccination. He or she will answer your questions and give you the recommended immunization schedule for your child.

If you want, the immunization counsellor will tell you about the procedure to follow to have your child vaccinated.

List of Participating Institutions

The EMMIE Program will be implemented in the maternity wards of 13 hospitals in Québec at the end of 2017. Participating institutions were selected based on their annual number of births. Every year, over half the births in Québec take place in these 13 hospitals.

List of hospitals participating in Phase 1 of the EMMIE Program by region

Regions

Participating hospitals

Region 03 – Capitale-Nationale

  • Pavillon Centre hospitalier de l’Université Laval (CHUL)
    CHU de Québec – Université Laval
    Québec
  • Pavillon Saint-François d’Assise
    CHU de Québec – Université Laval
    Québec

Region 05 - Estrie

  • CHUS - Hôpital Fleurimont
    Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l'Estrie – Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke (CHUS)
    Sherbrooke

Region 06 - Montréal

  • Hôpital général juif
    Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
    Montréal
  • Centre hospitalier de St. Mary
    Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
    Montréal
  • Hôpital de LaSalle
    Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
    Montréal
  • Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont
    Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
    Montréal
  • Hôpital Saint-Luc
    Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM)
    Montréal)
  • CHU Sainte-Justine
    Centre hospitalier universitaire Sainte-Justine
    Montréal
  • Hôpital Royal Victoria
    Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM)
    Montréal

Region 13 - Laval

  • Hôpital de la Cité-de-la-Santé
    Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Laval
    Laval

Region 14 - Lanaudière

  • Hôpital Pierre-Le Gardeur
    Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Lanaudière
    Terrebonne

Region 16 - Montégérie

  • Hôpital Pierre-Boucher
    Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-Est
    Longueuil

Additional Information

Phase 1 of the EMMIE Program will begin at the end of 2017. It will include monitoring and evaluation measures. These measures will be used to continuously evaluate whether or not the program is achieving the objectives and make any necessary adjustments. The Program will eventually be implemented in all other hospitals in Québec where births take place.

Last update: October 16, 2017 3:52 PM

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