The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has published a new strategy Beyond the present: How to apply long-term thinking to reduce health inequalities, to support in the implementation of the Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015). The strategy discusses strategies for reducing health inequalities in Wales by applying long-term planning methods, and shifting from treating diseases to promoting health and preventing illness. It highlights the Act as a legal foundation mandating the improvement of social, environmental, cultural, and economic well-being to future generations, and the need for an intergenerational perspective. The report offers practical tools and case studies to foster a healthier, more equitable future, focusing on climate change, demographic shifts, and digitalisation. The Welsh Centre for International Affairs’ 100-year strategy and Natural Resources Wales exemplifies this approach through its co-created strategic vision for the environment, illustrating the application of long-term thinking to address health inequalities.



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