A spending review for wellbeing? An idea whose time has come

May 31, 2019 in ADPH Updates, President's Blog by admin

Guest blog by ADPH President Jeanelle de Gruchy for the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance

To its great credit, New Zealand has become the first country in the world to produce a “wellbeing budget” – a commitment to prioritise population wellbeing as the main mission of the government. A similar philosophy was adopted in Wales in 2015, with the Well-being of Future Generations Act requiring public bodies to think about the long-term impact of their policies on both people and places.

This is a bold and exciting approach for anyone living with a musculoskeletal condition or campaigning for change on their behalf – and for the wider public health community…

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