News & Events

VCH launches SmartParent: an Evidence-Based Parenting Support Program

Jun 01 2022

SmartParent is now available to families in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region. New parents can enroll by texting SMARTPARENT to 12424, or online at Enrolling and receiving the texts is free, but standard data rates apply when accessing links/resources from a phone. VCH SmartParent posters for care provider offices are available by emailing: More information about

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SmartMom Island Health

Oct 07 2021

Announcing the launch of SmartMom in Island Health! Expectant parents can sign up by texting ISLAND to 12323 to receive evidence-based text messages with resources and tips tailored to their stage of pregnancy. Visit for more information.…

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Updated VBAC Evidence Review

Mar 01 2021

Risks of planned vaginal birth vs. planned cesarean section after previous cesarean. Updated evidence review now available. Find it here.

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