We have strong evidence that what happens in the early and developing years impacts on people throughout the life course. We have evidence based programmes for 0-19 and midwives, nurses and health visitors are the key professionals for our Healthy Child Programmes 0-5 and 5-19 : Improving all children’s life chances giving families the help they need to keep their children healthy and safe: 'Prevention early intervention good physical health strong emotional resilience’
The health of children and young people is a priority for PHE – read my recent blog on the work that PHE are doing via the following link:
See what Dame Liz Fradd expert on public health nursing in the early years told us:
Dame Liz Fradd - Chair Health Visitor Taskforce, Member of Children’s and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum
"A life-course approach to public health enables a focus on people and provides evidence based interventions that improve health and wellbeing.
The start of life and the developing years are vital and midwives, health visitors and school nurses are key professionals in providing the Healthy Child Programme ensuring that all families get support and those who need more help have effective early interventions. Their work is vital to help support families and communities so that our children and young people have the best start in life.
I am therefore delighted to be endorsing the '6Cs live week of action on maximising well-being and improving health outcomes'. This is a great opportunity to raise the profile of the work nurses, midwives and carers do in improving the publics' health."