The county's new Health and Wellbeing Strategy for the next four years has been launched.
Supporting Northamptonshire to Flourish
Called ‘Supporting Northamptonshire to Flourish’, the strategy will be used to prioritise the development and delivery of health and wellbeing services in Northamptonshire over the next four years - 2016 to 2020.
The Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Board brings together representatives from Northamptonshire County Council, district and borough councils, clinical commissioning groups, the University of Northampton, local hospitals, community-based services, Healthwatch and the voluntary sector.
Together they work to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Northamptonshire, reduce health inequalities and promote the integration of services.
The new strategy sets out four main priorities for health and wellbeing:
- Giving every child the best start
- Taking responsibility and making informed choices
- Promoting independence and quality of life for older adults
- Creating an environment for all people to flourish
Chair of the health and wellbeing board Councillor Robin Brown said: “This strategy is for the people of Northamptonshire and identifies the key issues that should be tackled.
“Our vision is simple – to improve the health and wellbeing of all people in Northamptonshire and reduce health inequalities by enabling people to help themselves.
“All members of the board have signed the strategy, demonstrating our commitment to working together to make a long-term difference to people’s health and wellbeing.”
The strategy was officially launched at a meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board on Thursday 21 April.