In May 2016, Holyrood Magazine introduced an imaginary child, Kirsty, who was born in one of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland.1 They planned to watch how government policy might impact on her life chances. What if Kirsty were born in one of Fife’s more disadvantaged communities? How might we be working to help her fulfill her potential? The challenge is significant.Right now, her life expectancy is 78 years, her brother Kevin’s only 73 years, which is seven and nine years difference respectively from Fife children born into the most affluent families. In this DPH annual report, we focus on what might make a difference to her health across her lifetime.
Read the report here