A Healthier Life for All
The Health Foundation and the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group have jointly published a comprehensive, accessible collection of essays setting out the current and emerging threats to health and wellbeing and how they can be addressed.
Health experts and politicians have come together in A healthier life for all: the case for cross-government action to call on the government to tackle the drivers of poor health by making health improvement an objective in all policy areas – in recognition that it is fundamental to a prosperous and sustainable society.
The report addresses the real determinants of health which relate to how and where we live, learn, work and play. And that social and economic prosperity for people in the UK will require much broader thinking and action.
The essay collection is written by some of the most distinguished experts in the field of health including Dr Richard Weiler, Fellow of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, who contributed the paper Sedentary Lifestyles: Our 21st Century Inactivity Health Nemesis.
The report concludes that addressing the wider determinants of health is critical to ensuring the prosperity and wellbeing of British society as well as easing pressure on the NHS. The essays support the view that a more proactive approach to tackling poor health across all policy areas is urgently needed, to help ensure individuals, families and communities can thrive.
Read the full report on the Health in Parliament website here.