What is the Health and Wellbeing strategy
The strategy is a written document, you can find a summary to download at the bottom of this page.
For a longer version aimed at professionals follow this link
It sets out how the council and its partners in healthcare and leadership around the city plan to improve health and wellbeing for all our residents.
The aim of the strategy is to reduce health inequalities by improving physical and mental health for people in Hull. Health inequalities are not the fault of individual people, they are the result of social, environmental, and economic factors.
There are actions that organisations (including the council) and individuals can take to reduce the impact of inequality and improve health and wellbeing. The strategy talks about these actions – the things organisations can do, and the things people can do, both for themselves and for others.
Who created the strategy
The strategy was created by the Hull Health and Wellbeing Board; a group of local organisations which includes the council, NHS services and more. The document has also had input from other people, including more than 100 stakeholders – people with an interest in, or affected by its contents.
This is based on a set of values areas deemed most important which in turn influence the priorities the board will work on.
Priorities and how they affect me
- proactive prevention – work to address root causes of poor health and inequality. This will involve education, making sure people have access to resources, supporting recovery and providing early help
- reducing health inequalities – this area is about prioritising targeted work in Hull communities which experience the highest levels of inequality
- system integration – this just means organisations, groups and individual people all working together, with a focus on tackling inequality.
What happens now
Members of the Health and Wellbeing Board, including the council, NHS services and partners in the voluntary and community sector (VCS) will work together to ensure the priorities set out in the strategy are delivered. The board is committed to working together to create a fairer Hull, where everyone benefits from sustained improvements to health and wellbeing.
How to get involved
Feedback and questions are very welcome! You can:
- you can submit a question for the board to discuss at its meetings. All questions will get a formal response and you can ask about something you’d like the board to explore, a subject or issue that’s important to you, or something that you want to know more about.
- email your questions to: HealthandWellbeingBoard@hullcc.gov.uk
- find the Health and Wellbeing Board on Twitter @HWBHull. You can also use Twitter to ask questions, answer polls and see updates on what the board is doing
- the board is committed to listening to individuals and communities in Hull. There are regular -
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- you can also join and take part in monthly surveys and polls
- to find out more email us on HealthandWellbeingBoard@hullcc.gov.uk
- come to a meeting. Everyone is welcome at the bi-monthly board meetings, either in person or via the live stream.
- for dates of meetings
- share a pledge. The board is encouraging everyone in Hull to make their own health and wellbeing pledge, about an action they will take to improve health or wellbeing for themselves or someone else.
- why not make your pledge on our Twitter page using #MyHealthyHull