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Implications of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept for policy-making

Implications of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept for policy-making
Implications of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept for policy-making
With the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) globally and recognition that NCD risk can be transmitted across generations, there is increasing reason for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept to inform international policies and guidelines. However, the concept has not yet been widely adopted in national policies and healthcare settings. Appropriate dissemination of evidence and possible solutions to the challenge of NCDs is needed to build awareness among stakeholders and policy-makers. In this article, we consider the key DOHaD messages and how they are communicated to stakeholders and policy-makers, emphasising the need for population-level interventions to be communicated in a socially just and non-stigmatising manner.
Developmental origins, Noncommunicable diseases, Policy, Policy-making, Preconception, Social justice
2451-9650
20-27
Jacob, Chandni Maria
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Hanson, Mark
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Jacob, Chandni Maria
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Hanson, Mark
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Jacob, Chandni Maria and Hanson, Mark (2020) Implications of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept for policy-making. Current Opinion in Endocrine and Metabolic Research, 13, 20-27. (doi:10.1016/j.coemr.2020.08.001).

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With the rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) globally and recognition that NCD risk can be transmitted across generations, there is increasing reason for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) concept to inform international policies and guidelines. However, the concept has not yet been widely adopted in national policies and healthcare settings. Appropriate dissemination of evidence and possible solutions to the challenge of NCDs is needed to build awareness among stakeholders and policy-makers. In this article, we consider the key DOHaD messages and how they are communicated to stakeholders and policy-makers, emphasising the need for population-level interventions to be communicated in a socially just and non-stigmatising manner.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 July 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 13 August 2020
Published date: August 2020
Keywords: Developmental origins, Noncommunicable diseases, Policy, Policy-making, Preconception, Social justice

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Local EPrints ID: 443635
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/443635
ISSN: 2451-9650
PURE UUID: 46ffadcf-8d4b-42c1-a664-53a87bfebea9
ORCID for Chandni Maria Jacob: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2024-0074
ORCID for Mark Hanson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6907-613X

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Date deposited: 07 Sep 2020 16:30
Last modified: 27 Apr 2022 02:06

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