Delivering prevention in an ageing world: Democratising access to prevention – Consultation paper
Following our year-long Prevention in an ageing world programme that sparked conversations from Abu Dhabi to Taipei, Austin, Geneva, Sydney, London all the way to the G20 Health Ministers, the message is clear. It’s never too late to prevent. And the health and economic costs of failing to invest in preventative interventions across the life course are simply too high to ignore.
We know that prevention works, but for too long cultural, economic and geographic divides have led to deep-running inequalities in access to preventative services, which have been further exposed during the coronavirus pandemic. In an ageing world, this needs to change.
As part of our Delivering prevention in an ageing world programme, this consultation paper sets out the key criteria we’ve identified that will allow governments and healthcare systems to democratise access and deliver prevention.
We welcome thoughts and feedback through the survey within the paper before Monday 31 May 2021.