Throughout 2023/24, the Academy of Medical Sciences has been undertaking a major policy project involving researchers, charities, policymakers, health and care professionals, parents and carers to examine the impact of intervening in the early years (from preconception up to age five) on the health and prosperity of the nation.

The first report, published in February 2024, brings together the current evidence of the impact of the early years on long-term mental and physical health and highlights examples of effective, evidence-based interventions that can be made to improve child and lifelong health.

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