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A healthier life for all: the case for cross-government action

A healthier life for all: the case for cross-government action

Politicians and health experts today come together to call on the government to tackle the causes of poor health and make health improvement an objective across all policy areas – including education, leisure, housing and employment. The essays conclude 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 call comes from the Health Foundation and the All-Party Parliamentary Health Group as they publish a series of hard-hitting essays from distinguished experts in health - A Healthier Life for all: the case for cross-government action.

This essay collection looks at improving various aspects of public health – and at the potentially game-changing social and economic benefits to society of doing so. It concludes by proposing the need for a paradigm shift in policy, whereby health is seen as a fundamental component of a prosperous and sustainable society and a priority in all policy areas.