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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action

A new framework for childhood health promotion: The role of policies and programs in building capacity and foundations of early childhood health

Type :
Research reports & papers
Author :
Kamila B. Mistry
Published :
2012
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Although the connection between early life experiences and later health is becoming increasingly clear, what is needed, now, is a new organizing framework for childhood health promotion, grounded in the latest science. This publication reviews the evidence base to identify the steps in the overall pathway to ensuring better health for all children. A key factor in optimizing health in early childhood is building capacities of parents and communities. The paper outlines a framework for policymakers and practitioners to guide future decision-making and investments in early childhood health promotion.