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Public Conversation

 

The Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board aims to make life healthier and happier for everyone.

Our vision is to create communities and environments that enable healthy choices, and to deliver high-quality support to keep people independent and well.

As residents of Staffordshire, we would like to know what you think about the approaches we are taking towards this vision. That’s why we are inviting you to review the draft Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board strategy.

The draft strategy aims to drive positive change to tackle the underlying causes of poor health and wellbeing across the county.

Our proposals focus on four priority areas:

  • Health in early life
  • Good mental health
  • Healthy weight
  • Healthy ageing

This conversation will run from Friday 21 January 2022 until midnight on Sunday 20 February 2022.

Why now?

The previous strategy was published in 2018, before the coronavirus pandemic. Although it was due to run until 2023, the Board decided the strategy should be updated, to take the impact of COVID-19 into account and adjust our approach sooner.

We know that some communities in Staffordshire have been more affected than others, and we know that some people have struggled to maintain healthy lifestyles as a result of the pandemic.

Therefore, this new strategy takes the effect of those issues into account so that we can take earlier action to improve health and wellbeing, and reduce poor health, for people and communities in Staffordshire.

How to join in the conversation

You can read the draft strategy online. If you would like to share your ideas and thoughts, please follow the link below to complete the short survey, which will close at midnight on Sunday 20 February 2022.

Read the draft Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board Strategy

Complete the online survey

Feedback from the conversation will help refine and confirm the vision and approaches outlined in the strategy, which will then be submitted to the Health and Wellbeing Board.

The strategy has been developed by the Staffordshire Health and Wellbeing Board, which is co-chaired by Councillor Johnny McMahon and Doctor Alison Bradley. It also includes representatives from Staffordshire County Council, the clinical commissioning group, and the NHS, who attend each meeting. Additional representatives from the district and borough councils, Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue and Together We're Better strategic transformation partnership are also invited to attend the board.

It is a statutory duty of the Health and Wellbeing Board to produce this strategy, and the final version will be considered by our NHS partners when they formalise their plans.

The final strategy will be published on our website after the conversation.

If you have any questions or would like to submit your thoughts in a different format, please get in touch with us by email StaffsHWBB@staffordshire.gov.uk

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