APPG on Young People’s Health

APPG on Young People’s Health

AYPH provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Young People’s Health. Adolescence and young adulthood is a critical time for health, when many risky health behaviours and long term conditions start. But young people are not getting the health services or information they require.

Effects of poor healthcare in adolescence can last a lifetime. The APPG works to bring together Parliamentarians, young people, health system partners, the voluntary sector and other stakeholders from across the political spectrum to promote and facilitate discussion around young people and their health outcomes.

Guiding principles for the work of the APPG

• We focus on young people aged 10-24 years

• We focus on informing policy debates on young people’s health and wellbeing

• We concentrate on discussions of cross-cutting topics (such as inequalities in health) rather than on particular diseases (such as cancer).

• We explore health needs and services both inside and outside formal health service provision

• We consider international comparisons and lessons to be learned from other countries.

Meetings of the APPG

The next meeting of  the APPG will be held on the 8 May 2018. Minutes from our meetings can be found below.

14 November 2017 – Youth Friendly Health Services

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these meetings, contact us.

 

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