What we will do: Prevention & promoting health
We will take action to tackle the top five causes of death in the under-75s:
- Coronary heart disease
- Trachea, bronchus and lung cancers
- Bronchitis, emphysema and other chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Cerebrovascular disease (stroke)
We will develop plans that will help people adopt healthy lifestyles – for example by stopping smoking, drinking less alcohol, eating more healthily and moving more – and will look at how social, economic, environmental and cultural factors affect the health of our communities. We want to ensure that people are aware early enough to act in response to the risk factors likely to affect their long term health and when people do become ill, to support them to stay as well as possible.
We will improve social connectedness and combat loneliness, close the gap in access to mental health services and improve the outcomes for people with mental health problems. In particular, we will focus on the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people. Finally, we will tackle accident prevention to reduce the number of falls and fractures that occur in our communities.