Addressing child poverty in Scotland: the role of nurses

Naven, L. and Egan, J. (2013) Addressing child poverty in Scotland: the role of nurses. Primary Health Care, 23(5), pp. 16-22. (doi: 10.7748/phc2013.06.23.5.16.e747)

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Abstract

Child poverty levels are a significant challenge and can lead to poor health outcomes throughout life. The Healthier, Wealthier Children (HWC) project was set up to address child poverty by developing referral and information pathways between healthcare staff and money and welfare advice services. Evaluation of the project revealed 2,516 referrals to advice services, with most coming from health visitors and midwives. This yielded financial gains of more than £2.25 million and other positive outcomes, such as help with childcare and housing.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Egan, Mr James and Naven, Ms Lynn
Authors: Naven, L., and Egan, J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Public Health
Journal Name:Primary Health Care
Publisher:RCN Publishing
ISSN:0264-5033
ISSN (Online):2047-900X

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