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About the iHV

A UK Centre of Excellence supporting the development of universally high-quality health visiting practice.

iHV for professionals

Supporting excellence and consistency in health visiting practice.

iHV for families

Providing a professional public health service based on evidence of what works for individuals, families, groups and communities to reduce health inequalities

Great North Run for iHV

Lots of health visitors are running the Great North Run to support the iHV, Will you be one of them? Please support this fantastic initiative.

Annual report

One year on, we have welcomed more than 1,500 associates, which along with research and training tenders, has helped us become more financially secure.

Next iHV Conference

The iHV will be hosting a conference on the critical area of relationships and how they can have such a profound impact on children's growth and development and the health of all society

Join us

During our first year of operation all joiners will be given the distinction of being classed as Foundation Associates or Foundation Friends in recognition of their contribution to the early success of the iHV. The iHV welcomes associate members now.

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Our mission

To be a Centre of Excellence,

  • supporting the development of universally high quality health visiting practice,
  • so that health visitors can effectively respond to the health needs of all children, families and communities
  • enabling them to achieve their optimum level of health, thereby reducing health inequalities.

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