Communities

Communities

Many factors combine together to affect the health of individuals and communities. Whether people are healthy or not, is determined by their circumstances and environment.

To a large extent, factors such as where we live, the state of our environment, genetics, our income and education level, and our relationships with friends and family all have considerable impacts on health, whereas the more commonly considered factors such as access and use of health care services often have less of an impact.

World Health Organisation, 2015

 

Benefits of Community Growing in Wales

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Communities, including homes, schools, public spaces, and work sites, can be transformed to support well-being and make healthy choices easy and affordable.
National Prevention Strategy ‘Healthy and safe community environments’

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