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 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 …

Good health now, but problems in store for the future? How the accumulation of health and social issues will affect the future health of vulnerable groups.

  Henk Hilderink and Marieke Verschuuren

The general state of public health in the Netherlands appears to be good. The average lifespan is increasing steadily, and most people feel healthy and not restricted by activity limitations. …

Exploring the links between employment and health promotion within the German Prevention Act

  Frank Lehman

Unemployment – and especially long-term unemployment – restrains the ability to plan for the future. This can cause psychological and social burdens, which are connected to anxiety, stress and psychological …