Journal article

A Novel 3-Part Approach to Tackle the Problem of Health Inequities in Early Childhood

Carly Molloy, Tim Moore, Meredith O'Connor, Karen Villanueva, Sue West, Sharon Goldfeld

ACADEMIC PEDIATRICS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

The first 5 years of a child's life are crucial in laying the foundation for their health and developmental trajectory into adulthood. These early years are especially influenced by the surrounding environments in which children live and grow. A large international body of evidence demonstrates that children who experience disadvantage tend to fall increasingly behind over time. At the societal level, these inequities can cause substantial social burdens and significant costs across health, education, and welfare budgets. A contributing factor is that children experiencing adversity are less likely to have access to the environmental conditions that support them to thrive. Many of these fact..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program. Prof Goldfeld is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Practitioner Fellowship (APP1155290). Funding sources had no involvement in the study design, writing of the paper, or decision to submit the article for publication.