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Good Places, Better Health: A New approach to the Environment and Health in Scotland: Implementation Plan

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8.0 CONCLUSION

Scotland is at the forefront of innovative developments in health improvement. In the past, environmental health activity has been represented by traditional approaches which delivered very effectively for public protection but which may well fail to provide the necessary solutions for the future. This Implementation Plan gives effect to an initiative which marks a significant departure from traditional approaches. It configures environmental health activity for a new public health era, significantly enhances mechanisms through which evidence in its widest sense will be gathered, implements new structures for robust evaluation and gap analysis and provides mechanisms for hard wiring what we learn and what we know, to what we do.