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Heart disease falling in Wales, new report reveals
The number of people living with coronary heart disease in Wales is falling but it still claims the lives of more than 4,300 people a year, a new report published today shows.
- Welsh Government’s Nest scheme helps another 5,000 people in fuel poverty with their energy bills
- Welsh Government support will accelerate job creation in Wrexham
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- Heart disease falling in Wales, new report reveals
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Amending the Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 to transpose Article 38 of the Offshore Safety Directive
- Extending access to intermediary services for descendants and relatives of adopted people
- Renting Homes – Illustrative Model Contract
- Statutory Guidance to the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales in relation to the salaries of Local Authority Chief Executives
- The Ireland Wales Cooperation Programme 2014-2020
- Active Travel Action Plan
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Section highlightThe Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill
The Bill aims to improve the Public Sector response in Wales to gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Legislative programme 2013 - 2014 »
The First Minister detailed the 8 bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the 3rd year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightProject pipeline update - June 2014
Our pipeline provides visibility of infrastructure investment activity across Wales.
1st Supplementary Budget 2014-15 »
The 1st Supplementary Budget proposes a number of changes to the Final Budget for 2014-15, which was published in December 2013.Learn more »
- Statistics & Research
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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.