Improving public health and reducing health inequalities are key priorities in Scotland. A range of diseases and chronic conditions, often associated with lifestyles and life issues, coupled with an ageing population and more people experiencing multiple conditions, are putting increasing pressure on our health and social care systems.
Greater cross-sector collaboration to realise the potential of the natural environment can be part of the solution to these challenging issues. This leaflet describes the work being led by Scottish Natural Heritage to maximise the contribution of the outdoors to a healthier Scotland through Our Natural Health Service action programme.
Disclaimer: Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has changed its name to NatureScot as of the 24th August 2020.
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