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People in North Yorkshire are living longer than ever before. That means we all have the potential to enjoy more years of healthy, active life from childhood right into old age by helping ourselves and our families to live well. But it also means that we may need more help as we get older, to age well and be as healthy and independent as we can be through to the end of our lives.

Not all the communtiies in North Yorkshire are as healthy as we'd like them to be. Life expectancy for men living in Scarborough, for example, can vary by as much as 11 years between the richest and poorest areas of the district. We are seeing widening variations in obesity between children living in affluent and deprived neighbourhoods. We want to reduce the gaps as part of our strategy to make North Yorkshire healthier and happier.

There are more demands on the money available to the health and care system than in the past. This means all organisations need to plan carefully about how to spend the North Yorkshire pound. By doing that together and using new technology wisely, we believe we can deliver better value for money and do more with the resources we have at our disposal.

The North Yorkshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) contains more information on the current health and wellbeing of North Yorkshire communities. You can find out more here.

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