Public Health Wales has published a new long term strategy setting out how it will transform the health of the nation by 2030.
Wales faces a number of challenges over the next decade. These challenges bring with them opportunities to mobilise new skills and technologies. By working together there is an opportunity to meet these challenges head on to continue to improve the health and well-being of the people of Wales.
Our Long Term Strategy brings together seven strategic priorities which are intrinsically linked and help us achieve our purpose: Working to Achieve a Healthier Future for Wales.
We believe that the Strategy helps illustrate our intent for the next 10-12 years which will:
- Deliver the most we can for the people of Wales
- Foster greater collaboration with our partners
- Meet and exceed the requirements of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act
- Understand the challenges facing us with an aging population with greater and more complex health challenges.
The priorities, which are interlinked and co-dependent, will encourage collaboration both within the organisation and with others, in order to best deliver for the people of Wales.
Huw George, Deputy Chief Executive of Public Health Wales, said: "For public health to work effectively, we need to adopt public health interventions that will have the most impact in the short, medium and long term. The Strategy sets out how we will work with our partners to achieve a healthier future for Wales over the next 10 to 12 years. Building on the excellent work already done by our staff, we believe that working on these priorities will add the most value and make the most contribution to improving health, well-being and sustainability in Wales."
In developing our Long Term Strategy, we have embedded the five ways of working that underpin the Sustainable Development Principles within the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act.
Alongside the Long Term Strategy, implementation plans and a detailed annual plan will show the key delivery milestones for each year. The annual plan for the first transition year was published earlier this year.