Three key aims

Increase the length of our lives.

Increase the years we spend able to live life to the full.

Increase the opportunities for a healthier and longer life for the many as well as the few.

Four priority areas - and four national targets

Heart disease and stroke - to reduce by at least one-third the death rate from heart disease and stroke in people under 65 years by 2010.

Accidents - to reduce by one-fifth the rate of occurrence of major accidents to children and adults by 2010.

Cancer - to reduce by at least one-fifth the death rate from all cancers among people under 65 by 2010.

Poor mental health - to reduce by one-sixth the death rate from suicide and undetermined injury by 2010 (see graphs).