In 2014, Welsh Government launched the Wales We Want National Conversation. It asked the people of Wales to say what was important to them about the country they live in and what direction it should take. The response was remarkable and involved thousands of people across the country. The conversation led to the world leading
Well-being of Future Generations legislation which now enshrines the principles of collaboration, prevention and involving the people of Wales in how our public services work. Public Health Wales is now developing its long-term ambitions on how it will protect and improve the health of our nation over the next 12 years.
Embracing the principles set out in the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, we wanted to hear directly from the public about what are the major
challenges to health in Wales and how they would like them addressed. We asked 1,001 individuals who represented the different ages, genders and levels of deprivation
across Wales to participate in Stay Well in Wales; a nationally representative survey about what we all think could help us live healthier, happier and longer lives.
This report sets out what Wales thinks should be done to improve the health of its residents. This is a first for Wales and something that most countries in the world are
yet to accomplish. Like the Wales We Want Conversation, the views expressed in Stay Well in Wales have proved to be rich, informed and strongly supportive of investing in a healthier future for our nation. At Public Health Wales, we aim to use this knowledge to help set aspirations for the next decade and beyond and help deliver a Wales with health, opportunity and prosperity for all.