Annual Review

Health is an investment, not a cost

2016 – 2017

In our Annual Review 2016 – 2017: Health is an investment, not a costwe continue to push the case for promoting healthier lives as the way to prevent illness, disability and premature death.


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The cost of healthcare in rich countries continues to worry politicians and citizens…

…while in resource-poor countries gaining access to healthcare is seen as the main challenge. While the health debate is shaped this way, it is ever harder to see health as an investment and not just a cost.

Only through a whole-of-society investment can we address this escalating non-communicable disease epidemic and one day realise our vision: a world where there are no people dying from premature and preventable non-communicable diseases (NCDs).


In this review we highlight real breakthroughs in some of our most important areas of work:

  • Community engagement using an m-health tool in communities in Scotland & England

  • Promoting nurses’ health through WIN. (The Healthy Weight Initiative for Nurses)

  • Workplace health and accreditation of wellbeing

  • Progress in our global projects such as Credits4Health, NCD Global Scorecard and the Practical Approach to Care Kit. 

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*This review covers the financial period to the end of December 2016, and details projects from April 2016 to March 2017.