A Conversation for a Healthy Future

Published: 16 May 2024

From the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board


We want people to live as long as possible in good health, but sadly we know this isn’t the reality across all of Gwent. For example, the average healthy life expectancy of women living in Blaenau Gwent is just 55.3 years, whereas in Monmouthshire it is 69.3 years. This is known as inequality, and the effects of the pandemic have made this worse for our population – but together we can change that.

Please take a look at our website, which explains the challenges we are facing at the moment, the factors affecting people’s health in Gwent, and how we hope to improve things for the future. This website also gives you the opportunity to take part in our survey

Staff will be going out and engaging with different communities over the 20-week engagement period to speak to as many people as possible. If you are aware of any groups or communities that you think would benefit from us delivering a talk about this engagement, please let us know.