Public health funding is about improving environmental factors - things like making homes warmer, reducing air pollution and preventing trips and falls. Here's a good example of how the funding can be used:
A ‘Boiler on Prescription’ scheme to demonstrate the impact energy efficiency improvements can have on ill health has been launched by social business Gentoo Group.
The Sunderland pilot will create a framework for GPs to prescribe a range of free home improvements to help those who have medical conditions exacerbated by cold, damp homes.
This sort of spending isn't nannying but targeted, specific and intended to get the greatest impact from the funding. It's a shame that we're spending hundreds of millions on nannying fussbucketry really.