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Why is MECC important?

Approximately 40% of premature deaths are a result of lifestyle impact on health. Making changes such as stopping smoking, improving diet, increasing physical activity, losing weight, and reducing alcohol consumption can help people to reduce their risk of poor health significantly.

Frontline members of staff have thousands of contacts every day with individuals and are ideally placed to promote healthier lifestyles through brief opportunistic conversations, that can have a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and populations.

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