Family health features from JFH
Focus on children’s mental health welcome, but much more needed to address all of the problems in services
Reflections on the report of the Morecambe Bay Investigation
Is early intervention the most cost-effective way of helping children and troubled families?
Munro recommended that authorities provide struggling families with an Early Help Offer, as an addition to universal preventative services. For troubled families with more complex needs Marisa De Jager argues this, aligned with MASH (multi-agency) model, is the most cost-effective form of early intervention
Poor diabetes care costs lives
Fight the flu before it hits
How does goat milk measure up to other formulas?
Earlier this year regulatory bodies agreed that goat’s milk formula could be distributed in Europe if it met with specific compositional criteria. Experienced paediatric dietitian Jacqueline Lowdon assesses the milk’s suitability as a credible alternative to cow’s milk formula for women unable to breastfeed.
Accident Prevention - keep your eyes on the under-5s
England’s Chief Medical Officer, Public Health England and accident prevention organisations including the Child Accident Prevention Trust are all united in their call to ask health professionals to help them reduce the number of preventable childhood accidents in the under-5s every year. JFHC & JSH editor Penny Hosie reports.
Poverty shortens lives
Why do we need to care about poverty? Ian Leech presents astrong case that it affects us all, not just those experiencing it. He alsoreferences projects which offer hope of breaking the cycle of worthlessness,ill health and deprivation experienced by the families and individuals affected
Today, in the UK, 3.7 million children (more than one infive) are living in absolute poverty (where income is adjusted for inflation)(DWP, 2014). Under current government policies an expected 600,000 morechildren will be dragged into the bracket by 2015/16 (Browne et al, 2013).