The Whole Society Approach
August 2020 - In this report they call for a ‘whole society approach’ to address the growing health risks faced by children. Health improvements stall in the last decades. In particular rising mortality and morbidity from long-term conditions – often caused by factors like poverty, obesity, alcohol use, undiagnosed or untreated mental ill health and tobacco use – are preventing further gain. Long- term conditions require a more preventative approach to health. The earlier a preventative measure, the better. This means childhood health is one of the most important frontiers in modern health policy. Poor or marginalized children face the greatest risks and challenges. In the past, progress against such challenges has come through collective action, involving government, communities, individuals, businesses, charities and civil society. The same ambition is needed today. Read in the report how this ambition looks like.