The aim of the Suffolk Health and Wellbeing Board is to improve health and decrease inequalities. The Board wants to ensure that those in Suffolk live long, fulfilling and healthy lives and to see a narrowing of the health inequalities between our affluent and poorer areas. We will know that we have been successful by seeing increased healthy life expectancy and a reduction in the differences in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy between communities in Suffolk.
As part of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS), the Board originally agreed four strategic outcomes based on information from the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). These formed the first iteration of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. During 2015 these areas were revised and the strategy was refreshed in light of new data in the 2015 State of Suffolk report.
In 2019, the priorities were reviewed again. The new model was informed by the 2019 State of Suffolk report and is built around:
Four Principles. Four Priorities. For the health and wellbeing of the people of Suffolk.
The four principles are:
- Prioritising prevention
- Reducing health inequalities
- Promoting resilient communities
- Working well together
- Every child in Suffolk has the best start in life
- People of working age are supported to optimise their health and wellbeing
- Older people in Suffolk have a good quality of life
- People in Suffolk have the opportunity to improve their mental health and wellbeing