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Scotland's Public Health Priorities

Scotland's Public Health Priorities

Thursday, June 14, 2018

ISBN: 9781788519830

Shared public health priorities for Scotland, focus for public services to improve population health, reduce inequalities and increase healthy life expectancy

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government and COSLA, working with a range of partners and stakeholders, have developed a set of public health priorities for Scotland.

The six priorities are:

•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.

•A Scotland where we eat well, have a healthy weight and are physically active.

The agreed priorities reflect public health challenges that are important to focus on over the next decade to improve the public's health.