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From health surveillance to health promotion: the changing focus in preventive children’s services
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    Children's services: Author's response to Zuckerman

    Dear Editor,

    Barry Zuckerman's letter describes the Reach out and Read programme (TM) as an essential part of child health promotion. Since literacy is probably one of the most health protective skills we can equip children and young people with, we would agree with him. In the UK, Bookstart was initiated in 1992 and by 2001 had a reach of over 1 million children. Through the Sure Start centres in England, a scheme...

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    Re From health surveillance to health promotion: the changing focus in preventive children’s service

    Dear Editor,

    Drs. Blair and Hall’s article[1] provides an important justification from a shift in child health surveillance to child health promotion including the important role of other disciplines and agencies. This information is relevant to the U.S. as it is to the U.K. However, I would like to bring to their attention for inclusion into their recommendations an important evidence-based activity that prom...

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