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 looked at again and the strategy was refreshed in light of new data in the 2015 State of Suffolk report.
In response to findings, the following cross-cutting themes have been embedded across all outcomes:
- Stronger/resilient communities
- Embedding prevention
- Addressing inequalities
- Health and care integration