Healthy Lives, Healthy People
Our Strategy for Public Health in England
- Department of Health (DH)
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
'Healthy Lives, Healthy People' reports the Government's recognition that many lifestyle-driven health problems are at alarming levels:
high rates of sexually transmitted infections;
a relatively large population of drug users;
rising levels of harm from alcohol;
80,000 deaths a year from smoking;
poor mental health;
health inequalities between rich and poor.
This White Paper outlines the Government's proposals to:
protect the population from serious health threats;
help people live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives; and
improve the health of the poorest.
The proposals aim to empower individuals to make healthy choices and give communities and local government the freedom, responsibility and funding to innovate and develop ways of improving public health in their area.
This Paper responds to Sir Michael Marmot's strategic review of health inequalities in England post 2010 - 'Fair society, healthy lives' - and adopts the review's life course framework for tackling the wider social determinants of health.
A new dedicated public health service - Public Health England - will be created to ensure excellence, expertise and responsiveness, particularly on health protection where a national response is vital.
'Healthy Lives, Healthy People' details a timetable showing how the proposals will be implemented and an annex sets out a vision of the role of the Director of Public Health.
The Department is also publishing a fuller story on the health of England in 'Our health and wellbeing today', detailing challenges and opportunities, and in 2011, will issue documents on major public health issues.
|Format||Paperback||Published||30 Nov 2010|
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