Editorial: Support children and families now to protect the health of adults tomorrow

  Caroline Costongs

For every step down the socio-economic ladder, children and young people experience a higher level of physical and mental health problems that will affect their future health and life opportunities. …

Two approaches to promoting healthy diets amongst children in Austria

  Mag. Melanie Bruckmüller and Mag. Rita Kichler

Overweight and obesity is increasingly a problem for children across Europe, and Austria is no exception. There, two initiatives have been put in place to try to curb the trend. …

A system wide approach to improving outcomes in First 1000 Days

  Angela Jones

In a Welsh community formerly driven by heavy industry, the citizens of Cwm Taf continue to experience high levels of deprivation and poor health outcomes. This is a story repeated …

The Positive Parenting Intervention in Spain

  Alberto Martín- Pérez Rodriguez and Pilar Campos Esteban

The Spanish  Health Promotion and Prevention Strategy (HPPS) [1], launched in 2013, combines health promotion, ‘positive parenting’, and life-course approaches. Using elements from health, social, and education services, the strategy …

Preventing is caring: a focus on Early Child Development interventions

  Paola Capra, Mariella Di Pilato, Luisella Gilardi, Marta Grosini, Sonia Scarponi, on behalf of the DORS working group on health inequalities and early childhood interventions

What are the effects of different interventions for children and care-givers at pre- and postnatal periods? How do they support health equity? For good physical, social, and emotional development, children …

The Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) Programme: School-Based Mental Health Promotion and Youth Empowerment

  Vladimir Carli and Camilla Wasserman

Mental health is important at every stage of life, however, mental health problems at a young age can have serious implications for both present and future health. The Youth Aware …

The future starts early. It’s time to invest in children’s well-being

  Réka Tunyogi and Dorota Sienkiewicz

We know that early childhood interventions have a high return on investment and long-term societal advantages. Why then do we not prioritise early childhood interventions? Here we look at the …

Prevenire è prendersi cura: un focus sugli interventi di Early Child Development

  Paola Capra, Mariella Di Pilato, Luisella Gilardi, Marta Grosini, Sonia Scarponi, per il gruppo di lavoro DORS, composto da psicologhe e documentaliste, che si occupa di disuguaglianze di salute e degli interventi sulla prima infanzia

Quali sono gli effetti degli interventi per bambini e chi si prende cura di loro nei periodi pre e postnatale? In che modo supportano l’equità della salute? Per un buon …

Identifying similar health-related behaviour and attitudes in school children – the Hungarian experience

  Péter Csizmadia

In recent years, the improvements in the health of Hungarians has not matched the socioeconomic development of the country.  Several unhealthy behaviours are widespread in the Hungarian population, so changes …

Sexuality Education – An essential contribution to young people’s health and well-being

  Nathalie Bélorgey

Achievements of the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA)’s work as WHO Collaborating Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health The WHO Collaborating Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health, established …