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Setting standards for preventative services to reduce child health inequalities in Greater Manchester

Baker, Deborah and McCluskey, Serena (2007) Setting standards for preventative services to reduce child health inequalities in Greater Manchester. Research Report. University of Salford, Salford, UK.

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    Abstract

    Recent policy documents such as Every Child Matters and the National Service Framework for
    Children, Young People and Maternity Services have indicated a fundamental shift in ways of
    thinking about child health, emphasising the crucial role of preventative action as well as
    treatment for ensuring that children have the best possible chance to reach their full potential.
    This is paramount in deprived areas, where child poverty translates itself into social
    disadvantage that affects the life chances of children from birth onwards. Whilst the NHS
    cannot tackle the fundamental drivers of child poverty, it can make a substantial contribution to
    improving the health and life chances of children living in deprived areas through making sure
    that parents have access to the services they need and have the information and support to
    make the best choices about the health and development of their children.
    The World Health Organisation (WHO) in its strategy on equity in health states that disparities
    in health status between different groups in the population should be reduced by improving the
    health of the disadvantaged. Hence, the National Service Framework for Children, Young
    People and Maternity Services set down 11 standards that define, in general terms, the aims
    and objectives of services for all children (standards 1-5), services for particular groups of
    children and young people (standards 6-10) and maternity services (standard 11). These
    standards underpin a more generic health inequalities target that sets the goal of a reduction of
    at least 10% in the gap in infant mortality between manual groups and the population as a
    whole in 2010.

    Item Type: Monograph (Research Report)
    Additional Information: Reproduced by permission of the publisher © University of Salford
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
    R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2010 09:52
    Last Modified: 14 Dec 2010 09:52
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/9199

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