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We’re on the way to improving the health, wellbeing and chances of a better life for everyone in this city.

It’s a big challenge. Funding gets tighter. But we’ll get big rewards if the different parts of our health and care system work in a more joined up way. We must shift the focus of care away from hospitals and into our communities with a strong emphasis on stopping people becoming ill in the first place.

But that’s just part of tackling our city’s health problems. The great potential for Manchester lies in us, the people:

  • feeling able to look after our own and others’ health;
  • building on strong points already there in our varied, vibrant communities to stay fit, happy and connected;
  • accepting the direct links between our health and good jobs, living standards and the chances of a good life for ourselves, our families and the whole city; and
  • breaking the false divides between mental and physical health.