Letters Fair Society, Healthy Lives

Timing is everything

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1191 (Published 02 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1191
  1. Woody Caan, professor of public health1
  1. 1Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge CB1 1PT
  1. woody.caan{at}anglia.ac.uk

    Matching the timing of individual, family, and community interventions to the critical stages of child development is essential for the future health of the public.1 Even in an affluent nation like England, professional help such as specialist public health nursing rarely seems to reach the most disadvantaged children when and where it is needed, …

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