Type of Practice


SnackChat is a peer to peer educational support group that occurs weekly in the family lounge of the NICU at McMaster. It originated from the family integration committee at the McMaster Children’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) formed in 2017 as part of our hospital’s collaboration with the Vermont Oxford Network. A parent survey was distributed to explore parent experiences in the unit. Parents identified a need for peer support and education. To address this need, SnackChat was created.

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