On The Path to Better Health
Future projections for chronic disease underscore the need to continue on this path and make prevention a priority. In the next ten years the number of new cancer cases in BC is expected to increase by 75%.
Looking forward, we see that to continue tackling chronic disease and promoting healthy living for all, it will require:
- Continuing commitment to an ‘all of government’, ‘all of society’ approach and active engagement of partners from a range of sectors that contribute to health.
- Continuing the development of local capacity to address the needs, issues and local conditions for health that are regionally unique.
- Continuing to adopt health promoting policies and invest in infrastructure that make healthy living attainable for all British Columbians with a focus on those in challenging socioeconomic circumstances and others that have a heightened risk for chronic disease.