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Category: <span>Early Years Projects</span>

Early Years Working Group – Continuity and transition of care event

The Early Years Working Group, together with Better Births Initiative (Royal College of Midwives) and the Evidence for Action Team (NHS Health Scotland) recently organised a free, half-day event at the University of Edinburgh to promote effective continuity and transition of care throughout maternity and to health visiting services. The …

Seven Key Investments for Health Equity across the Lifecourse: Scotland versus the rest of the UK

A new research article from the SCPHRP team, led by Prof. John Frank, has explored the evidence supporting seven potential societal investments (aimed at different stages of the lifecourse) that could help improve health and reduce health inequalities. The research team used hard-to-find comparable analyses of routinely collected data to gauge the relative extent to which …

Childhood obesity analysis using the Growing Up in Scotland study

SCPHRP Early Years Working Group is currently involved in analysing the Growing Up in Scotland data in relation to childhood obesity. The study investigates developmental trajectories, by age, gender, socio-economic status, and Scottish region, of childhood overweight or obesity, and its associated co-morbidities. The rationale is that by identifying patterns …

Adaptation and Piloting of the Early Development Instrument (EDI) in Scottish School Enterers

In collaboration with East Lothian Local Authority and McMaster University, Canada, SCPHRP and the Head of the School of Psychological Sciences and Health at Strathclyde University, Professor Lisa Woolfson, piloted a project to test the feasibility in Scotland of using a teacher-completed child-development questionnaire (the EDI). This would be completed …


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