The second of this year's Boyer Lectures (delivered by Professor Sir Michael Marmot) focuses on enabling good health outcomes through preventative approaches, and by starting early... especially with at risk groups. This includes addressing both the positives and negatives of early childhood experience.
According to Professor Marmot.... the positives include nurturing of psychological, linguistic, social, emotional and behavioral development. The negatives that need to be addressed are adverse child experiences. An absence of nurturing and the presence of the harmful are strong contributors to inequalities in health in adult life and there is a great deal we can do to make things better through national policy settings and by supporting families and children.
You can hear the full talk by clicking on this link.
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