Starting well and developing well

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Ensuring that children have the best start in life is vital for reducing health inequalities. Much of a person’s future health and wellbeing is determined by early years development.

The most important and effective health interventions are those which address inequalities and health behaviours in a child’s early years.

Starting well and developing well

Pregnancy and post-natal:

Smoking in pregnancy

Fertility and birth weight

Peri-natal mental health


Early years and childhood:

Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations in 5 year olds:

Childhood immunisation programmes:

Obese and overweight

Child and adolescent mental health:

Children travelling to school


Teenagers and transition to adulthood:

Educational outcomes for vulnerable and young people

Teenage pregnancy in Shropshire

Sexual health for young people