Presentation on theme: "Child poverty and health policy London Child Poverty Network – 16 th March 2010 Dr Mike Brannan RPHG-London."— Presentation transcript:
Child poverty and health policy London Child Poverty Network – 16 th March 2010 Dr Mike Brannan RPHG-London
Child poverty – National policies 1.National Child Poverty Strategy (Ending child poverty: everybodys business) 2.Public service agreements (PSAs): Child health and well-being (PSA 12) Health inequalities (PSA 18) Increase the number of children and young people on the path to success (PSA14)
PSA 18: Improve health and wellbeing for all To reduce health inequalities by 10% by 2010, as measured by: –Infant mortality – Gap between routine and manual groups and whole population; –Life expectancy – gap between the fifth of areas with the worst health and deprivation indicators (the Spearhead Group) and the population as a whole.
PSA 18: update – IM interventions Ref: Tackling health inequalities: policy and data update for the 2010 national targetTackling health inequalities: policy and data update for the 2010 national target
PSA 18: update – Infant mortality Gap between whole population and R&M groups remained constant, target is challenging. Ref: Tackling health inequalities: policy and data update for the 2010 national targetTackling health inequalities: policy and data update for the 2010 national target
Impact of modifiable factors on the infant mortality gap: North West & London Ref: DH/APHO health inequalities intervention toolkitDH/APHO health inequalities intervention toolkit
Strategic Review of Health Inequalities in England post-2010 –Tasks 1.Identify evidence most relevant to future policy and action in England. 2.Show how evidence could be translated into practice. 3.Advise possible objectives and measures (building on PSA 18). 4.Publish a report to contribute to development of post-2010 health inequalities strategy.
Taking recommendations forward Policy recommendations: –Increase paid parental leave in the first year –Better jobs suitable for lone parents, carers, people with mental / physical health problems –Minimum income for healthy living London partnerships: –Mayors Health Inequalities Strategy for London –Olympic strategic regeneration framework (SRF)