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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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If we don’t do this more people will be infected and more people will die #pleasestayathome
Lots of people in our ActEarly team are now working hard to support health services & research in response to COVID19 - we’re still here, we still care and we’ll be back, but until then all look after each other ...
@bt_uk please help us to make environments healthier and ban junk food advertising on your phone boxes
Over 100 years since the first reports of North/South inequality and the best we’ve managed to do is make it worse - time to make a difference @universityofleeds @uniofyork @universityofbradford @bradfordmdc @towerhamletsnow @matthancockmp #ukprp #actearlycities