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The role of paediatricians in public health for children and young people
  1. Leonora G Weil1,
  2. Claire Lemer2,
  3. C Ronny Cheung2
  1. 1Public Health Registrar, London, UK
  2. 2Department of General Paediatrics, Evelina London Children's Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ronny Cheung, Evelina London Children's Hospital, Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7EH, UK; ronny.cheung{at}


There is an increasing awareness among practising clinicians that public health for children and young people has an enormous impact on child health outcomes, and is an intrinsic aspect of the practice of paediatrics. This article, the first in a series, explores the key concepts of child public health, explains why public health matters to clinicians through a series of examples, and outlines opportunities and resources for further learning.

  • Public Health
  • General Paediatrics

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