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Health inequalities during childhood and youth: 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/9781861346742.003.0007
Health inequalities during childhood and youth: policy and practice

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This chapter examines policy interventions targeting accidents and injuries and mental health, the two main areas of health inequality during childhood and youth. It highlights the shift to prevention and the stress on partnership in addressing these two issues. It proposes the addition of family therapy, home-school partnerships and community regeneration to preventive strategies such as parent education, home visiting and preschool education.

Keywords: policy interventions; accidents; injuries; mental health; health inequality; childhood; youth; prevention; family therapy; home-school partnerships

Chapter.  14062 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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