Health and wellbeing plan vote in Suffolk
Civic leaders are to be asked to agree the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Suffolk during a meeting of the county council’s cabinet at the end of the month.
The strategy outlines the county’s four main priorities for the first three years of a ten-year overarching plan for improving health and wellbeing in Suffolk, and includes a focus on prevention.
The four key priorities are:
- Every child in Suffolk has the best start in life
- Suffolk residents have access to a healthy environment and take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing
- Older people in Suffolk have a good quality of life
- People in Suffolk have the opportunity to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
Suffolk County Council has a statutory duty to produce the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy which needs to be established prior to April 2013 when the Health and Wellbeing Board becomes a statutory body.
Councillor Mark Bee, chairman of Suffolk’s Health and Wellbeing Board, said: “The health and wellbeing of people in Suffolk is generally good, but some groups and communities experience poorer health than others. This strategy aims to help everyone in the county improve their health and wellbeing, but with a particular focus on those who experience a poorer quality of life.
“There are already some fantastic schemes of work going on to address our key priorities, and with this strategy we are committing to work across organisations to make a real, positive impact on the health and wellbeing of the residents of Suffolk.”
The county council’s cabinet is being asked to agree the strategy on January 29.
To view the full version of the cabinet report and the strategy, visit: http://committeeminutes.suffolkcc.gov.uk/meeting.aspx?d=29/Jan/2013&c=The%20Cabinet
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