Drs. Maaike Beltman
Within the Child Health expertise area the focus lies on preventive care for children on the basis of the whole child. In other words, looking at the connection between the child's physical, social and psychological problems at the interface of prevention and cure. By focusing on integrated care and early prevention among young people from conception to 23 years, we help to ensure a healthy and safe upbringing.
The Child Health expertise area has the knowledge in house to play a key role in the health and psychosocial issues concerning young people and so approach such issues in an integrated way.
The expertise area of Child Health comprises a number of research fields related to the health and safe upbringing of children:
By working collectively in multidisciplinary teams (obstetricians, physicians, psychologists, epidemiologists, health scientists, etc.) we help to produce solutions for obstetrics and maternity care, child health and child care. Through evidence-based research we develop guidelines and intervention that are applied in these domains. We ascertain the effects of interventions through evaluation and monitoring, thereby enhancing the effectiveness of preventive care for children.
Child Health is an area of expertise that translates the knowledge developed in research into practice. A few examples: