Strengthen communities to be healthy, resilient and safe places for all residents and businesses
Good health requires social respect, self-respect, fresh air, good nutrition, safe environments and a feeling of usefulness. Healthy, safe, and resilient communities take proactive steps to prevent disease, injury, and premature death by fortifying protective factors and reducing risk factors that undermine healthy outcomes.
Our health and safety depend on a variety of resources. The essentials are safe and affordable water, food, and shelter. Other factors that help create sustainable health include protection from infection, safe work environments, and economic stability. To achieve this, people need to have the ability to control their own destiny, including the ability to adequately care for themselves. This requires education and understanding, as well as access to proper healthcare, the infrastructure and opportunity to be active, availability of nutritious food, and a clean and safe environment.