We have joined forces with nine organisations including British Heart Foundation Scotland, Scottish Obesity Alliance, Cancer Research UK, Alcohol Focus and Stroke Association to call for public health interventions to improve the health of everyone in Scotland.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, and lung disease. These diseases are responsible for around 39,000 deaths every year in Scotland - that's two thirds of all deaths.
Around 24% of deaths from NCDs are estimated to be preventable through public health actions to reduce the number who smoke, the amount of alcohol we drink and levels of overweight and obesity.
Read the NCDP report (PDF, 2MB).
We are calling on all political parties to place the prevention of NCDs as a priority and to give a strong commitment, ahead of next year’s Scottish Parliamentary elections, to work with us to create a step change in the health of the nation.