The organisers of a landmark Bradford medical study are asking the public – what makes a happy and healthy child?
Born in Bradford is one of the UK’s largest studies looking into the health of children and is tracking the lives of 13,500 babies and their families from different cultures and backgrounds. The research will be used to answer important questions about why some children remain healthy while others fall ill.
The new initiative is being launched to seek opinions from young people, parents, community members, leaders and representatives who work with children and young people. The team will also be interviewing individuals and groups to collect feedback from as many different people as possible.
BiB Director, Rosie McEachan, said: “Responses from our communities about what they think is important for happy and healthy children will help shape our “ActEarly” research which is investigating ways of helping children and young people to grow up happy and healthy and reducing the risks of ill health developing.
“We are really excited to hear about the ideas people have about introducing new ways in which we can work together to improve the health and happiness of the city’s children and young people.”
A questionnaire can be found online at https://borninbradford.nhs.uk/haveyoursay