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Giving children and young people the best start in life

Posts relating to PHE Priority 4: Giving children and young people the best start in life

Health visitors: Giving our children the best possible start

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The health visiting service has been transformed in recent years to improve access, experience, outcomes and contribute to reducing health inequalities. This is the story of what's been achieved through more health visitors and renewed vision. Follow @VivJBennett or https://vivbennett.blog.gov.uk/

Using small area data for local planning on the health of children

Over the years, we in PHE have had many requests for data for small geographical areas, particularly for electoral wards. Through our work leading the National Child and Maternal (ChiMat) Health Intelligence Network we have seen that while those working …

Improving the health of vulnerable families

Improving the health of our most vulnerable families is one of the most complex, but potentially rewarding challenges we face.  However, it cannot be tackled in isolation.  It requires services to be joined up around the family, intervening at an …

Through health and high water: a young carer’s perspective

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School holidays are upon us, a time for children and young people to enjoy with friends and family, a real opportunity to play, explore and generally chill! Some young people, however, have ongoing responsibilities which may prevent or reduce the …

Encouraging safer sexual behaviour with high quality services

We know that young adults remain the age group most at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in England. Public Health England’s latest national data show that, in 2013, 15-24 year olds experienced around two thirds of all chlamydia cases …

'Nothing about us without us': why listening to children and young people makes for good public health

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What do young people think are the big public health messages? The best way to find out is to ask them! Listening to children and young people is core to PHE and Department of Health values and both organisations have …

Tackling antibiotic resistance with help from children and young people

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At end of February nurses and midwives from both PHE and the Department of Health ran a week of action linked to NHS Change Day, focusing on health protection and building resilience. We focused on the public health challenges of …