A Healthier Scotland
The Government's Healthier Strategic Objective is to help people to sustain and improve their health, especially in disadvantaged communities, ensuring better, local and faster access to health care.
People living in Scotland should enjoy the best physical and mental health they can, free from preventable illness and disability. Good health and wellbeing is vital in delivering our Purpose. We want to make Scotland healthier by tackling health inequalities and supporting healthier lifestyles and choices, complemented by early interventions and anticipatory, responsive services.
In doing so, we will contribute to the Purpose by:
- Raising healthy life expectancy
- Increasing the productivity of Scotland's workforce
- Reducing absenteeism
- Improving public sector efficiency
- Increasing participation in the labour market by reducing the number of people on incapacity benefit