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Our ActEarly approach focusses on early life changes to improve the health and opportunities for children living in two contrasting areas with high levels of child poverty; Bradford, West Yorkshire and Tower Hamlets, London.

In each of these areas, we are working with local communities, local authorities and other national organisations to understand how we can help families live healthier and more active lives.

We have found shared priorities for research and together have chosen three key ActEarly themes: Healthy Places, Healthy Learning and Healthy Livelihoods.

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