What does it mean?

Children and young people need many things to ensure they grow up healthy and well. Healthcare is important, together with public health, public policy, schools, the environment, the economy and more. A health system comprises all the things that focus primarily on health. Strengthening health systems means improving all the things that directly affect health, and ensuring that the health system works synergistically with the parts of government and society that affect the wider determinants of health.

CYPHP is committed to improving children and young people's health through improving healthcare, strengthening the health system, and working with partners to improve the wider determinants of health.

A health system and wider determinants of health