We are proud to introduce our refreshed Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Hull. This sets out our ambition to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents.
This strategy is a shared piece of work that shows the needs of our city and builds on our foundations to tackle health issues across Hull. We want to create an environment where everyone benefits from real improvements in health and wellbeing.
After talks with over 100 stakeholders, we have made a shared strategy that can be used across Hull's health and care system. This will be used to create positive change in health and wellbeing for people living in our area. This new strategy is different - it encourages a values-based approach to health and wellbeing. We hope these values can be at the heart of successful service delivery.
Our values-based model places communities at the heart of everything we do. It includes a long-term commitment to community-driven change through ongoing engagement. This is built on a foundation of intelligence-based decision making using our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.
The strategy focuses on partnership working and a shared sensed of accountability for the health of our residents.
The strategy will be delivered by the Health and Wellbeing Board, which offers a partnership approach to health and care. This is made up of senior leaders across our city. The main purpose of the Health and Wellbeing Board is to improve the wellbeing, physical and mental health of the residents of Hull.
Delivering a strategy that is driven by values allows us to work with our partners to shape how we work as a system. It is the best way to reduce inequalities, improve health and wellbeing and work as a unified system. This increases the chances of making positive changes for our city. The strategy has a strong emphasis on reducing health inequalities and community engagement. We aim to work with partners to ensure service provision across the system has improved access for all.
This strategy cannot be delivered without the commitment of everyone who lives or works in Hull and cares about its future. It describes where we want to get to and how we will do it. To be successful, the Health and Wellbeing Board is asking the public to make their own pledge for how they will continue to improve their own and/or other people’s health and wellbeing.
Hull is a -
- strongly self-reliant city
Our communities have immense spirit and social capital, but we know we have significant health challenges. With your support we can make sure that we work proactively together to make Hull a fairer place for its residents.