$2.3 billion could be saved on avoidable hospital admissions and a lot more on welfare if the health issues of the section of the community with the lowest education social capital and wealth were addressed.
There is a strong link between lack of literacy numeracy leaving school early poor access to secure work paying enough to live on reliably lack of social capital insecure living conditions – and health outcomes.
This is a local issue. We can think about and address what are the issues locally that result in some people in our community ending up in poor insecure circumstances? How can these be addressed early and not passed on generation after generation?