Early Years High Impact Areas
Six Early Years High Impact Area documents have been launched by the Department of Health. The documents, including a summary, identify six areas where health visitors have the most impact on children aged 0 to 5 health and wellbeing. The documents will support local authorities to commission effective health visiting services when commissioning responsibilities transfer to local authorities in October 2015. The documents are mainly intended for use by commissioners and providers of early years services, health visitors, early years practitioners and local authorities. They can be downloaded from the Department of Health website at Commissioning of public health services for children.
The purpose of the High Impact Area documents is to articulate the contribution of health visitors to the 0-5 agenda and describe areas where health visitors have a significant impact on health and wellbeing and improving outcomes for children, families and communities. The six High Impact Areas are: