Scotland’s Public Health Priorities

Scotland’s Public Health Priorities


Scotland’s faced with three significant public
health challenges: Relative poor health Significant and persistent health inequalities and unsustainable pressures on health and
social care services. Working with partners the Scottish Government
and COSLA agreed six national Public Health Priorities A Scotland where we live in vibrant, healthy
and safe places and communities. A Scotland where we flourish in our early
years. A Scotland where we have good mental wellbeing. A Scotland where we reduce the use of, and
harm from, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. A Scotland where we have a sustainable, inclusive
economy with equality of outcomes for all. and a Scotland where we eat well, have a healthy
weight and are physically active. The public health reform agenda is now using
these priorities to reshape the way Scotland works, connecting local knowledge, national
expertise and using relevant data to support local partnerships to work together as a whole
system to improve health and wellbeing. The new public health body – Public Health
Scotland – will play a key leadership role using data, evidence and research to support
a whole system approach both nationally and in communities. As Public Health Scotland evolves it will
help drive long-term change for people and places, creating a Scotland where everybody thrives.

Daniel Yohans

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