Dai Xiuying, member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and chairman of the Ningxia District Committee of the Peasants and Workers Party, said in an interview that China is currently facing severe challenges in implementing the Healthy China Initiative. Chronic diseases seriously threaten people’s health. Strengthening the effective prevention and control of chronic diseases is the current implementation of the Healthy China Initiative. The most urgent major public health task.

At present, the national health literacy level is low, only 19.17%.

The whole people lack the knowledge and skills to maintain health such as disease prevention, early detection, emergency rescue, timely medical treatment, and rational use of medicines.

The level of health literacy has become one of the important indicators to measure the level of basic public services in the country and the health of the people.

  To this end, Dai Xiuying suggested that the competent authorities should plan to carry out national health education for the prevention and control of chronic diseases; cultivate the concept of national health literacy as soon as possible; develop four types of major chronic diseases with high risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, tumors, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases. Population health management; implement the requirements of the State Council’s "Opinions on Implementing the Healthy China Action" and strengthen the supervision and accountability mechanism.

  (Shi Yujia Gao Siqi Xie Yu)

Editor in charge: [Li Ji]