Interventions for Promoting Early Child development for Health: an Environmental Scan with special reference to Scotland

R. V. Geddes, S. J. Haw, J. W. Frank

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Abstract

The Early Life Working Group of the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy (SCPHRP) has prioritised the equitable promotion of cognitive and social development of children aged two to four years as a key goal. This literature review was conducted to provide practitioners, academics, policymakers and other interested stakeholders with a synthesis of international research evidence that assesses the effectiveness of early childhood interventions aimed at promoting cognitive and social development. Further objectives were to identify the key policies, programmes and interventions, already in use or being piloted in Scotland, designed to impact on cognitive and social development in young children, highlight deficiencies in the current system and suggest potential areas for action.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252-252
Number of pages1
JournalEuropean Journal of Public Health
Volume20
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

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