“Healthy Kids”—A capacity building approach for the early childhood education and care sector

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Brown, Alice, Phillipson, Alanna, Dunstan, Kym and Frazer-Ryan, Skye. 2023. "“Healthy Kids”—A capacity building approach for the early childhood education and care sector." Health Promotion Journal of Australia. 34 (4), pp. 765-774. https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.694
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“Healthy Kids”—A capacity building approach for the early childhood education and care sector

ERA Journal ID13561
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsBrown, Alice, Phillipson, Alanna, Dunstan, Kym and Frazer-Ryan, Skye
Journal TitleHealth Promotion Journal of Australia
Journal Citation34 (4), pp. 765-774
Number of Pages10
Year10 Jan 2023
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1036-1073
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.694
Web Address (URL)https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hpja.694
Abstract

Queensland children have a higher level of developmental vulnerability compared to the Australian average. This paper reports on Healthy Kids—a capacity building strategy for the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector targeting communities experiencing socio-economic and child development vulnerabilities. These communities may face additional barriers when engaging and participating in health promotion models. This paper reports on the development, key components and principles of a capacity building model referred to as Healthy Kids, that strategically responds to these barriers and supports these communities.

Keywordscapacity building; child development; early childhood; health promotion; low cost; vulnerable communities; workforce development
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390302. Early childhood education
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Education
Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Queensland
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