Early Life Changes to Improve Life for Children

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

What We Do

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.

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Meet Our Team

Over 40 people contribute towards Act Early and its projects including theme leads, co-investigators, research fellows, directors and the project team.

Our Partners

Act Early is supported by several key partners in education, planning, healthcare and local government.

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How can we improve the health and opportunities of children living in poverty?

On 19 October, 12.30–13.30, @JoBibbyTHF will explore health in early years with @UK_PRP award holders @MatCHNet_ and @ActEarlyCities.

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Our @IJERPH_MDPI meta-narrative review of associations between the built environment and child health was an @ActEarlyCities collaboration with @nanaortegon,@drrosiemc, @bun81, C Cartwright, N Christie, A Dhanani, @shahid_islam, M Ucci @UCL_HWSB, and me.


A model for developing research active local authorities

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⁦@NIHR_ARC_YH⁩ ⁦@ActEarlyCities⁩ ⁦@BiBresearch⁩ ⁦@NIHRresearch⁩

Health determinants research - a systems model https://wellcomeopenresearch.org/articles/6-276

Congratulations to our researchers from @HealthSciYork who were recognised in @TheMJAwards for their contribution to the @bradfordmdc response to #covid: http://ow.ly/Plhe50Gn1lf @ProfKEPickett @Laurainbradford @Bryant73J and Najma Siddiqi #YorkResearch

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