Primary Prevention is Every Body's Business
A 1% reduction could save Manitobans millions annually
The Primary Prevention Syndicate continues to advocate for a comprehensive public-private-community sector commitment to reducing the rates of smoking, physical inactivity and excess weight in Manitoba. This is an increasingly critical policy issue – for the health of Manitobans and for addressing the escalating costs of health care that is crowding the capacity of governments to invest in critical infrastructure and other citizen priorities.
“Reducing the three core risk factors of smoking, physical inactivity and excess weight is critical to the health and productivity of Manitobans,” said Debbie Brown Co-Chair Primary Prevention Syndicate and CEO for the Heart and Stroke Foundation in Manitoba. “Unless leaders in the public-private-community sectors focus on achieving results in reducing these risk factors, the health of Manitobans will continue to decline, productivity will decline and health care costs will continue to climb.”
Did you know?
The data is clear - that’s why the Primary Prevention Syndicate continues to advocate for a public commitment to a 1% annual reduction in rates of smoking, physical inactivity and excess weight in Manitoba. The Primary Prevention Syndicate is also committed to tracking progress towards that goal.
Progress to date
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Posted June, 2014.