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Public health responsibility deal

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

What we eat, how much we drink and how active we are is heavily shaped by our environment.  Creating the right environment can encourage and empower people to take responsibility for their health and make healthy choices.

Launched in March 2011, the public health responsibility deal was been established to tap into the potential for businesses and other organisations to improve public health and tackle health inequalities through their influence over food, alcohol, physical activity and health in the workplace.

Partners signing up to the responsibility deal have committed to take action to improve public health.  This action is expressed as a series of pledges covering food, alcohol, physical activity and health at work.  These pledges are not intended to replace Government action.  The Government will continue to develop national policy, define priorities and communicate public health messages.

The first public health responsibility deal bulletin has now also been published.