A solid start for every child: The Netherlands integrates medical and social care, 2009−2022

The Solid Start (Kansrijke start) programme in the Netherlands creates new links between service providers – such as physicians, midwives, municipal officials and social workers – to address inequalities in post-birth health outcomes between mothers from different social and economic backgrounds.

This case study looks at how Solid Start began as a partnership between three municipalities and university researchers, and scaled up into a programme that is course to cover every municipality in the country with the support of the national government.

We have commissioned an ongoing series of case studies on our partnerships exploring ways to take services for babies, toddlers and caregivers to scale.

Our case studies with Princeton University look at implementing Urban95 from a municipal leadership perspective in various cities around the world.

Browse all Management case studies here.