Effectiveness of interventions to address health inequalities in the early years: A review of relevant literature (The)
Authors/Editors: Angela Hallam
Publisher/Journal: Scottish Government, Health Analytical Services Division
Publication date: 2008
Number of pages: 152
ISBN: ISBN 978 0 7559 7156 5 (web only publications)
“….The review has been prepared to summarise the relevant evidence base and advise policy colleagues of the known effectiveness of specific early years health interventions. The review covers the following areas: pregnancy at a young age; maternal and foetal health during pregnancy; maternal and child nutrition and physical and mental health; child development and early education; parenting in the early years; vulnerable groups and longer term impacts….”
The final chapter draws together key messages about the effectiveness of interventions that have been rigorously evaluated, areas where the evidence base is lacking, and methodological issues that need to be addressed by future research."