Projects and activities

Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing Health Integration Team (BoNEE HIT) are undertaking the following projects:

Short term projects (1-3 years)

Oral health

  • Research briefing for the city - reducing inequalities in oral health, educating local policy makers, health professionals and the public
  • Parent education materials encouraging use of dentists
  • Contribute to development of West of England Public Health Partnership oral public health strategy

Early nutrition

  • Seminar on food poverty and food security
  • Securing ongoing funding for universal provision of Healthy Start vitamins
  • Evaluation of Mix Up & Munch materials
  • Develop 0-12 month feeding advice

Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB)

  • Develop a longitudinal measurement framework (2, 4 and 7 years) for SEWB outcomes, and as a proxy for school readiness
  • Behavioural screening questionnaire dataset for looked after children analysed and results disseminated
  • Develop an intervention for promoting SEWB for 0-24 month olds
  • Contribute SEWB and speech and language outcomes in 2-year checks (in place by 2015)

Medium term projects (3-6 years)

Oral health

  • To scope existing literature and investigate the understanding of oral and dental health in different social and ethnic groups in Bristol
  • Contribute to West of England Public Health Partnership oral public health action plan
  • Establish mechanisms to measure baseline data of decayed, missing and filled teeth (dmft) in five year olds across the city
  • Secure joint research / clinical post in Dental Public Health

Early nutrition

  • Improving dietary quality of 12-48 month olds (fruit and vegetable intake, portion size, avoidance of confectionary and sweetened drinks)
  • Improved rates of breastfeeding initiation and maintenance
  • Improved bottle feeding practice (formula concentration, feeding practice)
  • Monitor inequalities in anthropometric measures in two year check
  • Establish incidence of Vitamin D insufficiency in pregnant mothers and children < 5
  • Increase awareness of food poverty within health workforce

Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB)

  • Assess whether the use of child and adolescent mental health services and speech and language services varies by ethnicity
  • Prevalence study of SEWB among 2 and 4 year old children, considering inequalities
  • Application for funding for a randomised control trial of SEWB intervention in 0-24 month population
  • Qualitative and process evaluation of primary school based SEWB interventions in Bristol, and review of wider literature

Longer term projects (6-10 years)

Oral health

  • Reduced tooth decay in under 5s in Bristol
  • Reduced extraction of decayed teeth in children under General Anaesthesia (GA) and dmft in first year school children

Early nutrition

  • Improved diet of 6-48 month olds
  • Improved rates of breastfeeding initiation and maintenance
  • Reduce rates of overweight at school entry in key groups (following monitoring of yr 2 developmental check data)
  • Reduce / maintain low incidence of vitamin D insufficiency among pregnant mothers and under 5s

Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB)

  • Improved SEWB / school readiness
  • Improved SEWB at age 7

Projects and activities

Bristol Network for Equality in Early Years Health and Wellbeing Health Integration Team (BoNEE HIT) are undertaking the following projects:

Short term projects (1-3 years)

Oral health

  • Research briefing for the city - reducing inequalities in oral health, educating local policy makers, health professionals and the public
  • Parent education materials encouraging use of dentists
  • Contribute to development of West of England Public Health Partnership oral public health strategy

Early nutrition

  • Seminar on food poverty and food security
  • Securing ongoing funding for universal provision of Healthy Start vitamins
  • Evaluation of Mix Up & Munch materials
  • Develop 0-12 month feeding advice

Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB)

  • Develop a longitudinal measurement framework (2, 4 and 7 years) for SEWB outcomes, and as a proxy for school readiness
  • Behavioural screening questionnaire dataset for looked after children analysed and results disseminated
  • Develop an intervention for promoting SEWB for 0-24 month olds
  • Contribute SEWB and speech and language outcomes in 2-year checks (in place by 2015)

Medium term projects (3-6 years)

Oral health

  • To scope existing literature and investigate the understanding of oral and dental health in different social and ethnic groups in Bristol
  • Contribute to West of England Public Health Partnership oral public health action plan
  • Establish mechanisms to measure baseline data of decayed, missing and filled teeth (dmft) in five year olds across the city
  • Secure joint research / clinical post in Dental Public Health

Early nutrition

  • Improving dietary quality of 12-48 month olds (fruit and vegetable intake, portion size, avoidance of confectionary and sweetened drinks)
  • Improved rates of breastfeeding initiation and maintenance
  • Improved bottle feeding practice (formula concentration, feeding practice)
  • Monitor inequalities in anthropometric measures in two year check
  • Establish incidence of Vitamin D insufficiency in pregnant mothers and children < 5
  • Increase awareness of food poverty within health workforce

Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB)

  • Assess whether the use of child and adolescent mental health services and speech and language services varies by ethnicity
  • Prevalence study of SEWB among 2 and 4 year old children, considering inequalities
  • Application for funding for a randomised control trial of SEWB intervention in 0-24 month population
  • Qualitative and process evaluation of primary school based SEWB interventions in Bristol, and review of wider literature

Longer term projects (6-10 years)

Oral health

  • Reduced tooth decay in under 5s in Bristol
  • Reduced extraction of decayed teeth in children under General Anaesthesia (GA) and dmft in first year school children

Early nutrition

  • Improved diet of 6-48 month olds
  • Improved rates of breastfeeding initiation and maintenance
  • Reduce rates of overweight at school entry in key groups (following monitoring of yr 2 developmental check data)
  • Reduce / maintain low incidence of vitamin D insufficiency among pregnant mothers and under 5s

Social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB)

  • Improved SEWB / school readiness
  • Improved SEWB at age 7
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