CELCIS response: Inquiry into Health Inequalities

Year: 2014
Topic: Health and Wellbeing, Legislation
Author: CELCIS

The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee issued a call for evidence into an Inquiry into Health Inequalities, with a particular focus on the early years. This is the CELCIS response to the above Inquiry. Five questions were asked:

  1. How effective are early years interventions in addressing health inequalities?
  2. What are your views on current early years policies in Scotland in terms of addressing health inequalities?
  3. What role can the health service play in addressing health inequalities through interventions in the early years?
  4. What barriers and challenges do early years services face when working to reduce health inequalities?
  5. Are there any specific initiatives or research evidence from Scotland, UK or internationally that you would wish to highlight to the Health and Sport Committee?