Health Disparities White Paper Consensus Statement

July 12, 2022 in ADPH Updates by Heather Partridge

As a coalition of 47 organisations and charities, we challenge the UK Government to be bold on health by putting the prevention agenda front and centre of the levelling up mission. By investing in prevention and introducing much-needed population-wide policy measures, the White Paper could lay the foundation for a fairer, prosperous, healthier nation.

As the cost of living continues to rise and this has a greater impact on those most in need, the Health Disparities White Paper presents an opportunity for the UK Government to hold fast on their narrative that prevention is better than a cure, and invest to deliver against that welcome narrative. Prioritising prevention will help to improve the health of the nation, protect the NHS, and allow more people to live longer, healthier lives.