Four reasons for adopting a life course approach to health in the COVID-19 era and beyond

Hommes et al.

The life course approach effectively responds to pressing health needs and fills critical gaps to improve health outcomes in the era of COVID-19 and beyond. This article outlines four main reasons to adopt and implement the life course approach in public health at national and local levels: (i) the approach effectively responds to new health trends and evidence, (ii) it fills longstanding gaps in care, (iii) it best addresses health inequities, and (iv) it can help achieve more with less.

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