We have a Fairer Health in Fife plan to consciously improve the health of people who for one reason or another are given a disadvantage in terms of achieving good health.
I support new ways of working for all those people who have a lead role to play in making a difference on the ground (through) the recommendations from Fairness Matters.
For me, a fairer Fife would mean:
Fewer babies being born with low birth weight
More children entering school fit and confident, ready to learn
Fewer young people with mental health problems, low self esteem, self-harming, drug or alcohol problems, feeling suicidal
Fewer adults with avoidable disease and fewer accidents in the home
Finally better health and wellbeing for everyone – it’s the differences between those who are doing well and those doing not so well that is the biggest determinant for health overall in our population.