“Babies that start ahead stay ahead,” Talking Matters Campaign Director Alison Sutton says. “Conversely the ones who start behind struggle to catch up.”

NEXT is an investor in Talking Matters as part of its focus on the first 1,000 days of life. In this article in the Child and Youth Wellbeing newsletter, Alison explains why the campaign wants to see talk at the heart of policy and practice for all New Zealanders.

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