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Make prevention a health system priority

Expand and diversify the public health workforce to enhance population health prevention efforts and ensure the health needs of marginalised populations are met.

Develop a strategy to comprehensively embed prevention across primary, secondary and tertiary care to enhance patient level care.

Everyone in NSW deserves a long and healthy life. We know that 38% of illness, disease and early deaths can be prevented, and this unfairly hurts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with limited social or economic resources, and children.

NSW has a world class health system which is striving to meet those needs, but it is under pressure. Upskilling and empowering staff to work to their full potential around the health needs of our diverse communities, with a focus on prevention, is also important to help keep people healthy and well.

See our election platform document for more evidence, and the policy context.

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