Presentation on theme: "Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation 1999 The main targets were: Cancer – to reduce the death rate in under 75s by at least 20% Coronary Heart Disease and."— Presentation transcript:
Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation 1999 The main targets were: Cancer – to reduce the death rate in under 75s by at least 20% Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke – to reduce the death rate in under 75s by at least 40% Accidents – to reduce the death rate by at least 20% and serious injury by at least 10% Mental Illness – to reduce the death rate from suicide and undetermined injury by at least 20%
21 st Century. The public health White Paper – Choosing Health: Making Healthy Choices Easier, 2004 This strategy follows on from Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation. It too aims to tackle health inequalities, but it also recognises that people should be empowered to make changes in their own lives.
Choosing Health: Making Healthy Choices Easier, 2004 The Strategy recognises that we are individuals
The Strategy has 3 underpinning principles 1.Informed choice : although with two important qualifications: - Protect children & - Do not allow one person’s choice to adversely affect another, eg passive smoking 2.Personalisation : support tailored to the needs of individuals 3.Working together : real progress depends on effective partnerships across communities
The Main Priorities of the Strategy Reduce the number of people who smoke Reduce obesity and improve diet and nutrition Increase exercise Encourage and support sensible drinking Improve sexual health Improve mental health
HOW DOES THIS WHITE PAPER IMPACT ON PUBLIC HEALTH?
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