Priority Two: Healthy Lifestyle Choices

This priority focuses on supporting people to take responsibility for their own health and the health of their family and people in their care, by helping them to address aspects of their lifestyle which are likely to be detrimental to their current and future health.

Evidence available relating to this priority includes:

Our focus for Priority Two is to:

  • Increase the engagement of and the capacity within people and communities to take responsibility for their own health
  • Ensure that the growth in alcohol-related admissions remains below the national average
  • Offer an accessible range of sexual health services to all residents and specific groups and ensure service for young people are ‘young person friendly’ and support a reduction of teenage pregnancies
  • Ensure screening programmes target areas with poor coverage including learning disability and cervical screening in deprived areas
  • Reduce the number of people who smoke and discourage young people from starting
  • Increase the number of adults and children who are a healthy weight by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity

Further information of these areas of focus are available in the sub-sections below.