Green Growth Wales »The proposed Green Growth Wales fund aims to increase and accelerate projects to deliver green investment in Wales.Learn more »
New report sees progress being made in tackling substance misuse
The ‘2014 Substance Misuse Annual Report’ outlines the progress being made to tackle substance misuse throughout Wales.
- Launch of Innovation Advisory Council for Wales
- First Minister begins visit to strengthen links with India
- New report sees progress being made in tackling substance misuse
In this section
- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Review of the existing policy on disposal of higher activity radioactive waste
- Human Transplantation (Wales) Act 2013: new regulations
- National Training Framework on gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence
- Review of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment Duty on Local Authorities
- Travelling to better health
- Agricultural Sector (Wales) Act 2014: Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales
Section highlightHousing (Wales) Act 2014The Act introduces significant improvements across the housing sector to ensure that people have access to a decent, affordable home and better housing-related services.
Legislative programme 2014 - 2015 »
Bills that the Welsh Government will bring forward in 2014/2015.Learn more »
Section highlightWales for Africa grant
The Wales for Africa grant supports projects that build mutually beneficial links between Wales and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Draft Budget 2015-16 »
The amount of funding allocated to Welsh Government Departments for 2015-16 is £15·3bn.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
Upcoming calendar »
See the schedule for all statistics and research releases.View upcoming calendar »
Our healthy future
Our Healthy Future sets the foundation for the Government’s ambitions for public health.
It does this by focusing on six action areas:
- Health and wellbeing throughout life
- Healthy sustainable communities
- Reduced inequities in health
- Prevention and early intervention
- Health as a shared goal
- Strengthening evidence and monitoring progress
These areas are a way to structure thinking and planning. They help government and its partners to deliver the ten priority outcomes:
- Reducing inequities in health
- Reducing the level of smoking
- Increasing physical activity
- Reducing unhealthy eating
- Stopping the growing harm from alcohol and drugs
- Reducing the number of teenage pregnancies
- Improving health in the workplace
- Increasing immunisation rates
- Improving people’s mental well-being
- Reducing the number of accidents and injuries
Some outcomes are supported by national plans:
- Fairer Health Outcomes For All - reduce Inequities in health.
- Tobacco Control Strategy for Wales - reduce the level of smoking
- Sexual Health and Wellbeing Action Plan - reduce the number of teenage pregnancies
Locally, the priority outcomes are being incorporated by Local Authorities and Health Boards in their planning.
Fairer health outcomes for all
The Welsh Government launched Fairer Health Outcomes for All (FHOFA) in March 2011.
The plan seeks to develop a health aspect to all policies across Government, to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequities.
It builds on the action areas by focusing on:
- giving children a healthy start
- health assets (factors which improve health and well-being) in communities
- improving the health of the working age population
- better evidence on interventions
- improving levels of health literacy in Wales.
Action in policy areas such as:
- education and skills
- housing and
- economic development
can make a significant contribution to reducing inequities in health.