In our city region, the very poorest face a life expectancy over a decade shorter than the most affluent. These health inequalities can cause hardship for individuals and families. They also have an impact on Greater Manchester as whole – poor health holds us all back.
The Shared Health Foundation is encouraging a person-centred approach, empowering individuals to take responsibility for their own health. Working together with individuals, communities, health professionals, voluntary sector and business partners we can tackle health inequalities. Through nurturing innovative ideas and replicating best practice, we can form new partnerships to make a positive difference to health outcomes across the city region.