We will collaborate with others to understand and improve factors that impact on everyone's health.
The wider determinants of health are social, economic and environmental factors that influence health, well-being and inequalities. By influencing the design and implementation of national and local policies and strategies relating to these determinants we will improve people’s well-being and reduce inequalities in health.
Key determinants of health and well-being are our family, friends and communities, the quality and security of our housing, our level of education and skills, availability of good work, money and resources and also our surroundings.
By 2030 we want the people of Wales to have a more equal chance of living a fulfilling life, free from preventable ill health.
helping children learn and young people achieve their potential
supporting policy development that minimises income inequality
supporting employers to create environments that support well-being
supporting the NHS to reduce the impact of poverty, low income and debt as barriers to good health
reducing the number of people that fall out of work as a result of poor health
working with others to prevent homelessness
promoting good housing quality
maximising the potential of the built and natural environment to improve health and well-being
By 2030, we will:
have a learning environment in schools and other educational settings that better improve health
have established the sustainable development principle as a way of working and we are enabling high quality Health Impact Assessment across Wales
have influenced the main employers in Wales to create good work, maintain employment and invest in staff health and well-being
be a leading source of advice and evidence on the wider determinants of health to key decision makers
have improved the quality and accessibility of housing in Wales through an innovative health and housing partnership
have worked with partners to maximise the potential of the built and natural environment to improve health and well-being
20 years in existence. 202 National Quality Awards presented to schools in Wales for outstanding health and wellbeing. 2019 finds the Welsh Network of Healthy School Schemes (WNHSS) at an impressive point in its history.
More needs to be done to protect against the potential detrimental impact of Brexit on the health and wellbeing of farming communities in Wales, and to challenge the stigma associated with seeking help, according to a new report.
Welsh drug deaths are at their highest ever levels according to a new report by Public Health Wales, with deaths from drug poisoning having increased by 78 per cent over the last 10 years.
This September, Designed to Smile (D2S), the national programme to improve the oral health of children in Wales, is celebrating its tenth birthday.