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Early life: policy and practice

Sheena Asthana and Joyce Halliday

in What works in tackling health inequalities?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9781861346742
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304258 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.003.0005
Early life: policy and practice

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This chapter focuses on the health behaviours outlined in the previous chapter from research evidence which suggested the key targets for intervention to be: smoking cessation, nutrition and parenting education. It outlines the range of effective interventions at our disposal and considers the local delivery of two important structural targets: early-years education and childcare. It concludes that the most effective interventions tend to be multifaceted, ranging from education and health through to social inclusion and community development.

Keywords: health behaviours; smoking cessation; nutrition; parenting education; early-years education; childcare; social inclusion; community development

Chapter.  26216 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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