Children ' s doctors upskill to help parents and children face growing poverty and inequalities, RCPCH (published 22nd September 2022)
Health inequalities are the avoidable, unfair, and systematic differences in health outcomes between different groups of babies, children, and young people. Evidence shows that child poverty is a key driving factor in health inequalities. Lifelong health inequalities take root in childhood and impact a person ' s future. Data consistently show that poverty and inequality affect their education, housing, and social environment and in turn their health outcomes.