This chapter explores the role of having the best start in life on the health of the population of Hackney and the City of London. Local, national and regional data sources are presented alongside published literature and evidence to form the content of the chapter (accurate at the time of writing – December 2016). The full chapter is available for download in pdf. format from the link below:

The_best_start_in_life (PDF document, 1 MB)

The content of this chapter is structured around the following topics:


Causes and risks factors 

Local data and unmet need

Local data on inequalities

Comparison with other areas and over time

Evidence and good practice – pdf download via The_best_start_in_life (PDF document, 1 MB)

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