Pathways to Wellness

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Government’s role

Governments can play an important role by looking for opportunities to promote health and well-being in their core activities, by making citizen participation a priority, and by being a partner at the table with other organizations and businesses.

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Governments also have a unique role to play by enacting laws and regulations and using financial and tax measures to prompt or support healthy behaviour and decision-making. Governments can also manage, invest, and allocate public funds in ways which promote healthy decisions and environments, and discourage unhealthy behaviours and environments. Government has a role in shaping the small and big influences on the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Governments also have a significant role to play in tracking and reporting on the health of Yukoners and the progress we are making in achieving health goals.