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Improving baby and child health and reducing inequalities

Event details

This Westminster Health Forum conference will discuss the priorities for improving the health outcomes in babies and young children and the next steps for policy.

It is taking place as The Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Government's Early Years Health Adviser - who is a keynote speaker at this conference - leads a review into improving health outcomes in babies and young children as part of the Government’s levelling up policy agenda.

With the first phase of the review expected in early 2021, this conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss the priorities and latest thinking on improving health outcomes.

The discussion is bringing together stakeholders with key policy officials who are due to attend from DHSC and the DfE.

The agenda:

  • The priorities for improving health outcomes for babies and young children.
  • Understanding the importance of the first 1,000 days in child development'
  • Improving child public health, reducing inequalities and the impact of social adversity in childhood.
  • Identifying measures for supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged young children and families - and learning from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Priorities for system-wide collaboration to address underlying health inequalities and key opportunities for improving health outcomes in young children going forward.
  • Next steps for the commissioning of health services for children in the early stages of life.
  • Improving health outcomes for young children across health and care - integrating services, care pathways, workforce training, and partnership working.


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