Early Intervention and Prevention for Children, Young People and Families Award
Award Partner
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In today's healthcare landscape, there's a growing recognition of the need to balance immediate crisis response with proactive, early intervention, particularly for babies, young people and families. Integrated Care Systems, faced with the twin pressures of laying the foundations for a healthy society and integrating current health and care provision, can often find their priorities weighted towards crisis intervention over early intervention and prevention as they work to address day-to-day challenges. 

Early intervention is vital. Many health inequalities begin in childhood, influenced by various factors, including social determinants and congenital conditions. Addressing these early can significantly improve health trajectories, prevent chronic conditions, and reduce reliance on healthcare services later in life.  

Therefore, Award entries should focus on addressing these multiple challenges, supporting user experience and reversing crisis-management, so that babies, children and young people are not destined to rely on frequent and expensive health care as they grow into adulthood. 

Judges are looking for entries that demonstrate tangible improvements in access, experience and outcomes for children, young people or families, built on strong partnerships and using data and insights effectively and intelligently to target interventions and demonstrate measurable impact, outlining what has actually made a difference for our future generations. 


All NHS organisations (including providers, partnerships and systems), General Practice and primary care organisations. 


  • Outline your project's focus on early prevention and intervention within healthcare, targeting young people and families 
  • Detail the strategies and resources employed to avert health issues from an early age, including any innovative approaches or use of data-driven insights 
  • Set forth your success metrics, highlighting the proactive measures taken to enhance health trajectories 


  • Provide both qualitative and quantitative evidence of how your initiative has improved early access to healthcare and positively influenced patient experiences 
  • Explain the implementation steps taken to achieve these outcomes, emphasising the preventive aspect 
  • Share testimonials or case studies that support the efficacy of your program 


  • Illustrate how the insights from your initiative have been propagated across different healthcare settings or communities 
  • Describe the steps taken to share your successful early intervention methods with others in similar fields 
  • Provide qualitative or quantitative evidence demonstrating the wider impact and adoption of your project's methodologies 


  • Discuss how your initiative has created value, both in patient satisfaction and in reducing healthcare system burdens 
  • Highlight the long-term benefits of early intervention in terms of cost savings and resource optimisation 
  • Showcase the broader impact of your project on improving health outcomes in early life stages 


  • Describe the collaborative efforts between various stakeholders, including healthcare providers, community groups, and families, in shaping your initiative 
  • Explain how you ensured a collaborative relationship and effective communication between all parties involved 
  • Demonstrate how patients and families were actively involved in the planning and execution of the initiative, ensuring their voices were integral to the process 

Early Intervention and Prevention for Children, Young People and Families Award

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To find out more

Entries, attendance and sponsorship enquiries, contact awardssupport@hsj.co.uk 
Media and marketing enquiries, contact Honey de Gracia 0207 608 9002;
Judging and event management, contact Sheena Patel 0207 608 9039