Better Health Staffordshire
The aim of Better Health Staffordshire is to create a system network where partners and communities work collectively, over the long term to develop, implement and evaluate a shared vision and actions which tackle the causes of obesity and promote a healthy weight and an active lifestyle.
A core working group has been established to create a countywide system network as well as networks within each District/Borough, to reflect local need. The networks will work together to ensure alignment and make our assets and resources work more effectively. The national ‘Better Health’ branding allows us to amplify campaigns locally and utilise a known national brand that may already be familiar to Staffordshire residents. The branding complements what District or Borough councils may already have in place, rather than replace it.
Tackling complex determinants is everybody’s business and requires a coordinated and collaborative approach with community engagement at the heart.
This approach is underpinned by the Public Health England ((PHE), now known as Office for Health Improvement and Disparities) guidance on how local authorities (LAs), with partners, can address obesity levels and promote a healthy weight in their area through the implementation of a Whole Systems Approach. You can view the guidance here. To understand what the approach involves please watch this helpful short video Whole systems approach to obesity - YouTube.
Please see the options below for booking workshops, workshop recordings, evidence base, data, resources and weight stigma:
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If you have questions or would like to sign up to receive the latest Better Health Staffordshire Bulletin, please email firstname.lastname@example.org