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Several MatCHNet resources are listed below including recent publications, links to presentations and our engagement activities.

About MatCHNet

An introduction to MatCHNet

– Our interim research manifesto

– A summary of MatCHNet’s members and stakeholders

Recent Publications

Policy reports and briefings

  1. Welfare grants in pregnancy and early childhood (5-page briefing, 12-page report)
  2. Early years education and childcare (5-page briefing, 15-page report)
  3. Universal Credit and welfare policies (5-page briefing, 18-page report)

Data briefings

  1. Child health inequalities and data linkage (5 pages)


MatCHNet at European Public Health Week (May 2022)

Evidence Week in Holyrood March 2022 (link to short video presentation)

– UKPRP Health and Early Years Webinar (October 2021)

Policy prioritisation presentation to the Society for Social Medicine & Population Health 2021 virtual meeting

Engagement Activities

– Consultation responses (Work and Pensions Committee – Children in Poverty 2021); (ESRC Data Infrastructure Strategy 2021)

– Summaries of stakeholder consultation on policy priorities (March 2021); (June 2021)

Data dive event – May 2021

Public engagement resources

  1. Data Detective Game (alpha version – we welcome your feedback)
  2. Data Detective Game Downloads
  3. Debate kits

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