Watch: Video interview with Dr Elizabeth Crabtree on the Children and Young People’s Health Equity Collaborative

We sat down with Dr Elizabeth Crabtree, Programme Director, Beyond, Children and Young People’s Transformation Programme this month to find out about the Children and Young People’s Health Equity Collaborative and the launch of the much-anticipated report ‘The Child Health Equity Framework for the Drivers of Health Inequalities’, which provides insights into child health today and will underpin the Collaborative’s work going forwards.

Watch the short interview below:

The Collaborative which is an innovative partnership bringing together the children’s charity Barnardo’s, the University College London (UCL) Institute for Health Equity and integrated care systems including Cheshire and Merseyside ICS is working with children and young people to tackle physical and mental health inequalities.

This first of its kind programme, which is sponsored by Barnardo’s for a three-year period has already met with over 300 children and young people to start hearing their voices, listen to what they have to say and find out what changes they think are needed to support their health and wellbeing.

The Framework

The Child Health Equity Framework sets out the key drivers of health and wellbeing for babies, children, and young people. The framework’s main purpose is to underpin action for achieving greater health equity.

The innovative conceptual framework will be used by the Collaborative to guide the analysis of data and the development of indicators to assess and monitor health inequalities and support the development of interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of babies, children and young people in their local areas.

The Insights Report

Alongside the Framework, the Collaborative has also published the Children and Young People’s Insights Report which brings together feedback from the children and young people that have been engaged with across partner regions, including especially newly recruited Health Equity Champions.

The Framework and the Insights Report can both be found here.

For more information on the Collaborative’s work so far, visit here.