Title

Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum—Report of The Public Health and Prevention Sub-Group.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

The Public Health Group of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum focused on developing suggestions and recommendations for how the new health system could improve the life chances of children and young people by promoting good health and acting early where problems are developing. Our aspiration is that the new system supports all infants, children, and young people; helped by their families, to lead healthy lives as they grow and develop into adults. Throughout our work, we have been guided by the Faculty of Public Health’s definition of public health: ‘The science and art of promoting and protecting health and well-being, preventing ill-health and prolonging life through the organised efforts of society.’

Comments

Public Health and Prevention Theme Group Members: Professor Debra Bick Professor of Evidence-Based Midwifery Practice, Kings College London Professor Mitch Blair Consultant and Reader in Paediatrics and Child Health, Imperial College London Simon Blake, OBE Chief Executive, Brook Dr Dick Churchill Associate Clinical Professor in Primary Care, University of Nottingham Medical School Andy Cole Chief Executive, BLISS Dr Helen Duncan Programme Director, Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) Naomi Eisenstadt, CB Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford Dame Elizabeth Fradd, DBE Independent Health Service Advisor and Chair of the Health Visitor Taskforce Jean Gross, CBE Former Communication Champion for Children Dr Dougal Hargreaves Paediatric Registrar, UCL Institute of Child Health Barbara Hearn, OBE Co-lead Deputy Chief Executive, National Children’s Bureau Dr Ann Hoskins Co-lead Interim Regional Director of Public Health/Director of Children, Young People and Maternity, NHS Northwest Anthony May Corporate Director for Children, Families and Cultural Services, Nottinghamshire County Council Dr David Richmond Vice President, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Dr Sonia Sharp Executive Director of Children, Young People and Families Portfolio, Sheffield City Council Dr Russell Viner Professor of Adolescent Health, UCL Institute of Child Health We are indebted to the many young people, parents, professionals, service providers, commissioners, and academics who took time to meet and work with us. We would like to thank the Department of Health team supporting us with contacts, references, logistics and time to test ideas, including Karen Todd, Richard Sangster, Elizabeth Kendall and Neil Paterson, Denise Snow, Tommy Denning and Jazz Bhogal. We are also grateful to Alison Hadley and Patrick Branigan from the Department for Education for their contributions.