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The government regards the development of healthy citizens and a healthy society as an important priority.
The NHSP is a major vehicle for helping the government to meet important health objectives - in particular the government's national target to reduce the increase in obesity among children under 11 in the context of a broader strategy to tackle obesity in the population as a whole. This objective is shared jointly by the government departments with responsibility for health, education and sport.
The establishment of clear aims and SMART objectives enables the government to implement clear, well focused strategies such as the NHSP. This programme is deliverable because it is relatively easy to communicate to everyone involved in making the strategy workable.
By creating an integrated set of aims, objectives and strategies it becomes possible for all the relevant parties to work together in a concerted way to help achieve a healthier society.