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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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Health inequalities during childhood and youth: policy and practice

Health inequalities during childhood and youth: policy and practice

(p.248) (p.249) Seven Health inequalities during childhood and youth: policy and practice
What works in tackling health inequalities?

Sheena Asthana

Joyce Halliday

Policy Press

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

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