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What works in tackling health inequalities?Pathways, policies and practice through the lifecourse$
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Sheena Asthana

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9781861346742

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861346742.001.0001

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Early life: policy and practice

Early life: policy and practice

(p.153) Five Early life: policy and practice
What works in tackling health inequalities?

Sheena Asthana

Joyce Halliday

Policy Press

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

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