The RBR authors and core team members gratefully acknowledge financial support from the Government of Ontario
for all editions of the Rourke Baby Record since 2006.
- The Government of Ontario funding for the 2020 edition of the RBR has been administered through the Enhanced 18-Month Well-Baby Visit program - www.18monthvisit.ca - by the Division of e-Learning Innovation, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, and by the INfant and Child Health Lab in the Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University. The Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) administered the Government of Ontario research and development funding from 2005 until 2011, the Offord Centre at McMaster University for the 2014 RBR, and the INfant and Child Health Lab in the Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University for the 2017 RBR.
- This Government of Ontario support also included research on the use of, satisfaction with, and criterion validity of the Rourke Baby Record (18) with assistance both from the Centre for Studies in Family Medicine at The University of Western Ontario, and from the Primary Healthcare Research Unit, Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Financial contributions to support ongoing RBR development projects are welcome, and can be directed to the Memorial University of Newfoundland Rourke Baby Record Research and Development Fund: attention to Director of Administration, Office of Finance Faculty of Medicine, Medical Education Centre, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John’s NL A1B 3V6. All contributions will be acknowledged. To date, contributions have been received from OKAKI Health Intelligence Inc, Telus, and AccelEMR.
The Dr. Wallace J. Ingram Award for New Faculty in the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland, has enabled Dr. Leslie Rourke to further the knowledge translation of the RBR including initial development of this website.
The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS), the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and their Joint Action Committee on Child and Adolescent Health (JACCAH) have made valuable contributions through their members and organizational structures. The Rourke Baby Record has been endorsed by both the CFPC and CPS since 2000. Dietitians of Canada has provided review and subsequent endorsement since 2014.
Literature Review, Appraisal, and Recommendations
: A huge thank you goes to paediatric clinical epidemiologist Dr. Patricia Li
(MD, MSc, FRCPC, FAAP; Assistant Professor of Paediatrics McGill University) for her exemplary work on the huge task of the literature review and appraisal to determine level of evidence and strength of recommendation for items in the 2014, 2017, and 2020 editions of the RBR.
- For the 2020 edition of the RBR, Dr. Li was assisted at McGill University by Stephani Arulthas (BSc, MPH), Jonathan Reeves-Latour (BA, MSc), and Emmanuela Tedone (BA, MEd, PhD candidate).
- For the 2020 edition of the RBR, the McMaster Evidence Review and Synthesis Team (MERST) collaborated on the compilation and refinement of the literature searches, on the production and management of the literature data base, and on the 2020 edition of the Literature Review Table. Our thanks to Donna Fitzpatrick-Lewis (MSW), Ruth Lewis (BA) and Diana Sherifali (RN, PhD, CDE).
- Earlier editions of the RBR: Dr. Li was assisted at McGill University by Karen Rezk (RN, BScN, MScA), Stephani Arulthas (BSc, MPH) and Alexandra Dionisopoulos (MD, BSc) for the 2017 RBR; and by Bruno Riverin (MSc, PhDc) for the 2014 RBR. Similar work was done for the 2009 and 2011 RBR by Dr. Evelyn Constantin (MD CM, MSc(Epi), FRCPC, FAAP, CSPQ; Associate Professor of Pediatrics McGill University), assisted by Sarah Carsley (MScEpi), McGill University). Alison Farrell (BA, MLIS; Public Services Librarian, Memorial University of Newfoundland) provided editing of the 2014 literature review table. Thanks as well to Julie Matthews (BSc, MSc; Research Assistant Memorial University) who began the annotated table; and to Lindsay Glynn (BA, MLIS; Public Services Librarian, Memorial University) and Linda Horwood (MSc; Research Assistant Montreal Children’s Hospital) for their editing of the 2009 document.
RBR Clinical User Group: This group was formed in 2019 and has provided feedback on the content of the 2020 RBR and ideas for future development. Thank you to:
Susan Avery (Family Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland), Jessica Bawden (Nurse Practitioner, Women’s College Hospital), Ilana Horvath (Mt Sinai FHT Vaughan ON, University of Toronto), Laura Kroeker (Family Medicine, Queens University), Rukaiyah Lakkadghatwala (MD Class of 2020, Queens University), Darlene Lower (Mt Sinai FHT Vaughan ON, University of Toronto), Amanda Pendergast (Family Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland), Orly Shachar (Women’s College Hospital, Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto), Jordana Sheps (Women’s College Hospital, Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto), Emily Sullivan (Family Medicine, University of Saskatchewan), Karen Swirsky (St. Michael’s Hospital, Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto), Jolanda Turley (Family Medicine, University of Ottawa).
- The Parent Resources section was developed by Dr. Laura Butler, Memorial University Medical Class 2014, with support from 2011 and 2012 MUN Summer Undergraduate Research Awards (SURA). Updating in 2016 was by Marijke den Otter, supported by a 2016 MUN SURA.
- Thanks to Dr. Anne Rowan-Legg for 2020 content revisions to the parent information sheets. These brochures were initially developed by Laura Butler in collaboration with the RBR authors. Revision and evaluation project by Dr. Aimee Holla, MUN Family Medicine Resident, in 2013/14.
French translation of the 2014, 2017, and 2020 editions of the RBR has been provided by Dominique Paré, Le bout de la langue, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The graphic design of the 2020 edition of the RBR has been provided by Mary Lou Landry.
- Arlene Mercer and Tammy Perry of the Office of Professional and Educational Development at the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland provided the graphic design for RBR editions between 2009 and 2017.
Website Design: The Office of Professional and Educational Development at the Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland has been responsible for the development and management of and revisions to this website. Special thanks to Dan DeLong for the 2020 website revisions, to Robert Glynn for the initial website development in 2008, and to Todd Pardy for all website revisions in between.