Children and the early years: tackling health inequalities
Voluntary Health Scotland is launching a programme of four events examining how the voluntary sector can collaborate to tackle health inequalities across the life course. The first of these events, focusing on Health inequalities, children and the early years, will be held in partnership with Children in Scotland, in Edinburgh on the morning of Tuesday 13 May 2014.
Health inequalities can be apparent from the earliest stage in life and disadvantaged people in Scotland die younger. Addressing the inter-generational factors that risk perpetuating Scotland’s health inequalities is essential. These health inequalities are not inevitable and they can be prevented.
This seminar is the first part in a series of events to examine how the voluntary sector can collaborate to tackle health inequalities.
- Gain a better understanding of health inequalities, to share learning and experience about the interventions that make a difference
- Support collaboration and partnership between public and voluntary sectors.
- Promote awareness and understanding of the contribution of the voluntary health sector to tackling health inequalities.
- The importance of the early years and children’s services from prevention to early intervention.
Confirmed speakers include:
Jackie Brock, Children in Scotland – welcome and introduction
Gerry McLaughlin, NHS Health Scotland – Evidence base for tackling health inequalities
Alex Young & Judith Ainsley, Scottish Government – Breaking inter-generational cycles of poverty, inequality and deprivation by improving children’s wellbeing and life chances – Child Poverty Strategy for Scotland
Sally Ann Kelly, Senior Manager for 3rd Sector GIRFEC Project and Early Years Task force member – Cross-sectoral working with children in the early years – a strategic view
Ewan Aitken – BBC Children in Need – Cross-sectoral working with children in the early years – a funder’s perspective
Click here to view the programme for the day – Agenda – Health inequalities children and the early years