Learning from the past as we embrace the future of public health

We are all proud of the Council’s role in Community Planning Aberdeen and committed to the ambitions we share with our partners to improve every aspect of life in the city.

Underpinning those aims is a focus on health – a fundamental factor when it comes to giving every individual the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

I was pleased to share my reflections on the past and hopes for the future in a guest blog post as part of the build-up to the launch of Public Health Scotland, which can be found here.

You can read more in that post about the inspiration we can take from what has gone before, as well as the important lessons we must learn.

I’m confident the introduction of Public Health Scotland will help support the work we are doing through our community planning partnership to focus on our key communities and all those who live within them.

In the months and years ahead there will be an opportunity to lean on the capacity and capability within PHS to really drive forward with a joined-up response to the challenges of public health today and in the future.