As a public health agency, NHS Health Scotland work with and through all sectors, to understand and mitigate the negative health consequences of inequalities by sharing information on their determinants and evidence of what works to reduce them.
Poverty is one of the main causes of poor health and one of the primary causes of health inequalities. It’s unfairly damaging the health of our children living under its grip.
They will publish a new child poverty briefing series sharing the best available public health intelligence on the scale, causes and impact of child poverty in Scotland. These will be followed with case studies of local practice to address child poverty and an outcomes focused planning tool to support local partnerships. These are intended for use by Local Authorities, regional NHS Boards and other Community Planning Partners to support the development of joint local child poverty action plans.
This forms part of a programme of support, delivered in collaboration with national partners, including Improvement Service and Scottish Poverty and Inequality Research Unit (SPIRU) that will develop further in the coming months.
Their new briefing series will be launched on their refreshed child poverty webpages (free and open access).