We do not wont " Investing for Health " to be just another document,
discussed today and forgotten tomorrow. This publication is only the fi rst
step . Its purpose is to initiate a dynamic, long-term process of
The success of the " Investing for Health " process will depend on close
and continuing collaboration across Departments and public agencies.
The Executive has tosked the Ministerial Group on Public Health to
ensure that this happens. Every Deportment will be open to views on the
contribution which it con make.
Success will also require brood participation across society. At the
political level, there is clearly on important role in the process for the
Assembly and its Committees, and for the Civic Forum , all of which will
be invited to contribute to the development of the strategy. At a more
local level , we will be looking to health and social services agencies to
stimulate and co-ord i nate action . At the some time , we ore calling on
everyone to reflect on the strategy and to make the greatest contribution
they con, whether os individuals, employers, community representatives ,
or service providers.
We hove great pleasure in inviting you to consider this document
carefully and let us hove your views . We cannot succeed without your
We look forward to working with you to make a difference.
RT HON DAVID TRIMBLE MP MLA