|Welfare The Netherlands too has groups of residents that profit less from our welfare state||Public health The Ministry of VWS encourages people to adopt healthy life styles: to exercise more, to refrain from smoking, to use alcohol moderately, to practise safe sex and to eat healthily|
|They are not economically independent or do not take an active part in society||Sport Sport promotes health, provides social contacts and contributes to self-development|
The Netherlands healthy and well.
|This is the motto of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport VWS||In collaboration with ministries that are focused on the economy, education, housing and the environment, the Ministry of VWS strengthens the social infrastructure|
|Volunteer work and youth care are important parts of the social policy||They are insured for this care and therefore have a right to health care|
People who have problems with their health should be able to call on their general practitioner, the hospital or other forms of health care on time.19