Solid start: the action programme

Every child deserves the best possible start to their life and the best opportunity of having a good future. A child’s first 1,000 days are crucial to getting off to a good start1. A child’s health before, during and after birth appears to be an important predictor of problems - both physical and mental - in later life. Minister Hugo de Jonge (VWS), municipalities, birth care and youth health care organizations are therefore joining forces in Solid Start The Action Programme to offer the children of today and the adults of tomorrow a better chance.