Our priorities and programmes
Prevention and self-care
Many of the factors that influence peoples’ overall health and wellbeing are not directly related to healthcare services. Therefore we are working together with local government, the voluntary and community sector the arts and cultural sector and private business to bring about the changes we need to see in order to address the wider environmental factors that impact upon peoples’ health and wellbeing; what are often referred to as the “wider determinants of health”
Through our local plans we are seeking to reduce the numbers of people in our communities who develop preventable diseases by tackling the underlying causes, such as smoking, obesity and social isolation. We recognise that we cannot prevent all ill-health and we also need to support the growing number of people living with one or more long-term condition. Our local plans will put in place measures to help people manage their health better so that they can prevent conditions from worsening and avoid crisis situations. We will provide better information to people about their conditions and the support that is available to them so that they know what to expect and how to get the help they need when they need it.
We are working together with voluntary and community sector partners to explore how we can harness the power of local communities to help improve peoples’ health and wellbeing. You can read more about our programme here:
Plans and Strategies
In each of our local areas, councils and health partners have come together to produce health and wellbeing strategies for their area. These are built upon data and analysis about the specific health and wellbeing needs of each local area and reflect the priorities of local partners. The work we do as a Partnership to help people to live happier, healthier lives will be based upon these local, place-based strategies.