The International Network for Reseach on Inequalities in Child Health (INRICH), formed in 2008, arose out of a research collaboration between Professors Louise Séguin (Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada) and Nick Spencer (University of Warwick, UK). Leading researchers in the area of child health inequalities and equity from Canada, the United States, Europe, South America, and Australia have joined the network.
At our inaugural workshop in Montreal in 2008, we set ourselves specific objectives. Since then we have expanded our membership of active researchers in the field up to 152 and we have held annual workshops. Students and post-doctoral fellows have presented and actively contributed to the workshops and to INRICH research collaborations. Student exchanges between different members are facilitated.
Since the beginning of the network, our members have established 19 collaborative research projects and they have published in collaboration more than 69 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journal among other realisations. We intend to establish a systematic programme of work with policy makers and our CIHR-funded project incorporates work with policy makers and knowledge users.