Waltham Forest Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy published

Waltham Forest’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy has been published this week. This will guide everything that the Health and Wellbeing Board does, and will help it make sure that everyone who lives in Waltham Forest is happy, healthy and thriving.

The strategy, produced by the Council’s Public Health department and NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), in partnership with the wider Council and local residents, is available on the council’s website - www.walthamforest.gov.uk/healthandwellbeingboard

The central goal of the Health and Wellbeing Board, and this strategy, is to improve health and reduce inequalities in health outcomes. To do this, the strategy focusses on three main aims:

  1. The best start in life: Develop, thrive and achieve
  2. Healthy, longer, happy lives: Prosperous, active and sustainable
  3. Thriving maturity and protected community: Safe, supported and independent.

There is also a short video, shot around the borough with our local communities, which celebrates the borough and promotes the strategy. The video,  ‘Health and Wellbeing in Waltham Forest’, can be seen on youtube, alongside a one-minute version and a longer version explaining the strategy.

(If you are the link between your practice and the practice’s Patient Participation Group (PPG), please can you share this email with your PPG’s Chair or Secretary.)