Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Health and Wellbeing Strategy (2012-15): A Healthier Haringey

Also see: Health and Wellbeing Board meetings minutes and agendas (from April 2013)

Interesting fact: Did you know that in Haringey we have already exceeded the number of health checks for residents that we said that we would deliver.

Vision

A Healthier Haringey

We will reduce health inequalities through working with communities and residents to improve opportunities for adults and children to enjoy a healthy, safe and fulfilling life.

Outcomes

Outcome 1 - Every child has the best start in life

We want all children to realise their full potential, helping them to prepare from an early age to be self-sufficient and have a network of support that will enable them to live independent and healthy lives.

We will review and build on our services from conception to age 3 to improve outcomes at age 5 by using the growing national and international evidence of effective programmes of prevention and early intervention.

We want targeted programmes of support to have lasting impact, especially towards the most vulnerable, in order to prepare for the responsibilities of adulthood and build up resilience for the future.

Priorities for outcome 1:

  • Reduce infant mortality
  • Reduce teenage pregnancy
  • Reduce childhood obesity
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Outcome 2 - A reduced gap in life expectancy

We want to reduce the 9-year gap in life expectancy for men between the east and west of the borough.

We will work in partnership to prevent people becoming ill in the first place by addressing key lifestyle factors more common in the deprived areas of the borough; and addressing the wider determinants of health such as high levels of deprivation, low educational attainment, low levels of employment and poor housing.

We will encourage early diagnosis and management (including lifestyle change) of major killer diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer; a focus on men over 40 will have the greatest impact on reducing the life expectancy gap.

Priorities for outcome 2:

  • Reduce smoking
  • Increase physical activity
  • Reduce alcohol misuse
  • Reduce early death from cardiovascular disease and cancer
  • Support people with long term conditions to live a healthier life
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Outcome 3 - Improved mental health and wellbeing

We want all residents to enjoy the best possible mental health and wellbeing and have a good quality of life – a greater ability to manage their own lives, stronger social relationships, a greater sense of purpose, the skills they need for living and working, improved chances in education, better employment rates and a suitable and stable place to live.

Priorities for outcome 3:

  • Promote the emotional well being of children and young people
  • Support independent living
  • Address common mental health problems among adults
  • Support people with severe and enduring mental health problems
  • Increase the number of problematic drug users in treatment
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Shadow Health and Wellbeing Board meetings

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Health and Wellbeing Strategy documents

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Useful links

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