Poverty How poverty can have an effect on health inequalities and actions you can take. Additional guidance on food and child poverty. Poverty - Overview of poverty What poverty is, and the work we are doing to tackle it. Poverty - Food poverty Information about the link between food poverty and health inequalities, and networks you can link into including Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS). Poverty - Child poverty Information on the causes, scale and impact of child poverty as well as national delivery plans and local actions to reduce it.